Skip to comments.President Obama Issues Major ‘Green Energy’ Executive Order
Posted on 09/03/2012 10:38:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Between conservatives focusing all their attention on the successes/failures of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the left having a meltdown over the supposed racism and unprecedented disrespect of Clint Eastwoods Empty Chair routine, little attention has been given to an executive order issued last Thursday by President Barack Obama that targets industrial efficiency and carbon emissions.
Today, we are taking another step to strengthen American manufacturing by boosting energy efficiency for businesses across the nation, said President Obama.
This action will cut costs, increase efficiency, and help our businesses create strong, middle class jobs. Well continue to do everything we can to put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts, he added.
The order, which aims to increase the number of cogeneration plants in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2020 and slash carbon emissions by 150 million tons per year, is the administrations latest effort to deploy cleaner and more efficient energy production in the country by working around political resistance to climate change and green energy legislation on Capitol Hill, Reuters reports.
The Federal Government has limited but important authorities to overcome barriers, and our efforts to support investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP [Combined heat and power] should involve coordinated engagement with a broad set of stakeholders, the order says.
Translation: If duly elected representatives of the people get in the way of climate change (formerly known as global warming, formerly known as global cooling) legislation, work around them.
The man is legislating by presidential fiat! conservative author and radio show host Mark Levin said Friday. This is unconstitutional.
The order dictates that the Departments of Energy, Commerce, and Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency coordinate their actions to provide policy and technical assistance to states in order to ensure energy efficiency targets are being met.
What could possibly go wrong?
The order also establishes a new national goal of 40 gigawatts of new combined heat and power capacity by 2020, a 50% increase from today, according to a statement from the White House.
Meeting this goal would save energy users $10 billion per year, result in $40 to $80 billion in new capital investment in manufacturing and other facilities that would create American jobs, and would reduce emissions equivalent to 25 million cars, the statement adds.
Sure, it sounds nice and (like most things in this administration) it promises a great return on investment, but are there any possible downsides to this executive order?
This is a fiat from on high for these utilities to change the way they process energy an enormous capital expense and many of them are going to close down, Levin argued. And they only have eight years to do it as part of this cap-and-trade, green energy, climate change bull crap.
Youre going to see your bills go up, up, and up some more. And youre going to see brownouts and one day blackouts, he added.
But more than the possible economic burden the order may cause, Levin takes umbrage with the fact that the president keeps issuing these types of orders.
The fact of the matter is he doesnt have the power to mandate this. We dont have a king who decides, you know what? You utilities, this is how youre going to process energy. Imperial president! [T]he very nature of our government, our very constitution is under attack, Levin said Friday.
Read the full order here.
He could order the manufacture of ovens and gas chambers for conservatives and would claim it would create jobs.
November just can’t come soon enough. The first thing Romney needs to do is throw out all of the dictator’s “executive orders”.
There fixed it
This flies in the face of our representative republic style constitution.
He used the "h" word, BOHICA!
I really fear what this Marxist will do during the lame duck time in order to further sabotage the nation and the incoming President. It will take Romney days to sign all the executive orders cancelling out all the Obama crap.
America, a "People's" government, constituted by themselves, of the people, by the people, and for the people, a "People," declared by Justice Story, in his "Commentaries on the Constitution," to be the "only KEEPERS of the Constitution now have a man of such arrogance that he dares attempt, on his own, without regard to Article V, an un-Constitutional amendment to the Separation of Powers provisions outlined and required by that Constitution.
Will this stand?
They might as well call it "Die Energie-Direktion". Compliance vill be ensured...by any means.
I agree he should. But I seriously doubt that he will. He'll equivocate and say things like, "Oh those will never get used" and things like that...while holding them dear like little aces in his vest pocket.
"Today, we are taking another step to strengthen American manufacturing by boosting energy efficiency for businesses across the nation... This action will cut costs, increase efficiency, and help our businesses create strong, middle class jobs. We'll continue to do everything we can to put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts," he added.Oh, no, continue to do everything he can? His "success" hasn't been big enough?
nah, 20 patriots and one of those automatic pens that the obamanation uses will take care of it in a few hours.
I would just immediately rescind them all immediately. i doubt any of them would benefit the Republic, since the obamanation is a marxist.
Think how much unemployment will spike if the czars get laid off !!
that would work.
i would blindly rescind them all, knowing the source.
if your foundation is made of sand, it cannot stand.
appropriate that his statue is made of sand? don’t you think?
The common pattern in the Soviet Union was to have one “plant” in each town that produced all of the heat and power using boilers that produced steam. The steam powered electrical-generating turbines and was pumped through pipes to the proletariat’s living quarters which were heated by steam radiators. The steam was no longer hot by the time it got to the outskirts of town.
Like most things commie it didn’t work due to frequent breakdowns that left the ENTIRE POPULATION w/o heat (get’s COLD in Russia) or power.
This is owebama’s dream. We’ll have to move back to the cities near the “plant” if we want to stay warm in the winter.
Everything he orders to “improve efficiency” promotes inefficiency and central control. He is a commie, after all.
This is precisely the same kind of alternate energy crappola that Jimmy Carter tried so unsuccessfully to legislate into existance during his failed presiduncey!!!
They will spike upwards once we get rid of these ridiculous “czars”, that try to control the private sector.
Why did he call them “czars”? that is a russian term. He is a blatant communist/marxist.
if we had a news media that worked as a watchdog defending freedom, they could have picked up on that years ago.
the only thing that will save the country right now is the internet, where people are freely able to discuss the issues without government or “press” intervention.
Screw the MSM!
> if we had a news media that worked as a watchdog defending freedom...
What will it take to put in place a news media that does work “as a watchdog defending freedom”?
actually, if believe that the internet and blogs have taken over that task.
everybody’s voice is heard. now, due to cellphones and video cameras, we can record what others say.
when anything gets on the internet, there is a footprint, you might try to remove it, but someone somewhere has saved it.
we have accountability. when the left tried to say “Ryan lied”, it was immediately refuted by video, even though the liberal “fact checkers” aka “lie line” were saying that it was a lie.
Never before in history, have we been able to converse with one another and placed the truth on the table.
that is why cnn, msmbc, nbc, cbs, abc, pbs, and all the rest are losing viewership. don’t have to listen to their spin anymore.
The more people get the news for themselves, the more they will discard the liberal news update. fewer people will drink the liberal kool-aid.
pretty soon, people will get tired of paying 4,000 dollars per child in gov schools and find out that the private sector/christian schools do much cheaper and give the children a much better education.
but the government schools still want more money to pay teachers that are not teaching.
those are just statistics.
college? why should we use taxpayer money to support professors that are going to teach our children to be marxists?
Sorry, been there, experienced it.
the internet is a blessing.
When the people are free, the statists, marxists, fascists, socialists suffer.
FDR was an idiot too.
I think they are already written and he can sign them in minutes. I also think it can be done with one EO.
“Stroke of the pen. law of the land” works both ways.
This action will cut costs, increase efficiency, ....”
Can laws of physics be rescinded by Executive Order? Wouldn’t that require an Act of Congress?
> This action will cut costs, increase efficiency, ....
> Can laws of physics be rescinded by Executive Order?
> Wouldnt that require an Act of Congress?
How would an idiot who believes that there are 57 states in the US, that Hawaii is in Asia, that “military corps” is pronounced as “military corpse”... know anything about physics?
Indeed. Why even have engineers design efficient methods when we have a know-it-all Community Organizer with better ideas?
Supreme Leader launches another Five Year Plan. Long live The Revolution!