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President Obama Issues Major ‘Green Energy’ Executive Order
The Blaze ^ | September 3, 2012 | Becket Adams

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 Eastwood’s “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. We’ll 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 administration’s 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.”

“You’re going to see your bills go up, up, and up some more. And you’re 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 doesn’t have the power to mandate this. We don’t have a king who decides, ‘you know what? You utilities, this is how you’re 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.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/30/executive-order-accelerating-investment-industrial-energy-efficiency


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; elections; emperorobama; energy; executiveorders; fascism; government; obama

1 posted on 09/03/2012 10:38:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He could order the manufacture of ovens and gas chambers for conservatives and would claim it would create jobs.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 10:41:56 AM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

November just can’t come soon enough. The first thing Romney needs to do is throw out all of the dictator’s “executive orders”.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 10:43:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama Issues Major ‘Green Energy’ hand outs to cronies Executive Order

There fixed it

4 posted on 09/03/2012 10:43:16 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This flies in the face of our representative republic style constitution.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 10:49:19 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“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.

He used the "h" word, BOHICA!

6 posted on 09/03/2012 10:51:02 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 10:51:12 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just think about it!

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?

8 posted on 09/03/2012 10:51:35 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

They might as well call it "Die Energie-Direktion". Compliance vill be ensured...by any means.

9 posted on 09/03/2012 10:52:10 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

AMEN!

Blessings, Bobo


10 posted on 09/03/2012 10:57:49 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The first thing Romney needs to do is throw out all of the dictator’s “executive orders”.

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.

11 posted on 09/03/2012 10:59:06 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
"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?


12 posted on 09/03/2012 11:01:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Proud2BeRight

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.

Blessings, bobo


13 posted on 09/03/2012 11:01:55 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bingo!


14 posted on 09/03/2012 11:02:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Think how much unemployment will spike if the czars get laid off !!


15 posted on 09/03/2012 11:04:20 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: bobo1
Maybe a single Romney Executive Order rescinding ALL Obama Executive Orders.
16 posted on 09/03/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 09/03/2012 11:14:55 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

18 posted on 09/03/2012 11:17:54 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Proud2BeRight

that would work.

i would blindly rescind them all, knowing the source.

Blessings, bobo


20 posted on 09/03/2012 11:19:04 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Innovative

if your foundation is made of sand, it cannot stand.

appropriate that his statue is made of sand? don’t you think?

blessings, bobo


21 posted on 09/03/2012 11:21:20 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


22 posted on 09/03/2012 11:25:20 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Instead of burning fuel in an on site boiler to produce thermal energy and also purchasing electricity from the grid, a manufacturing facility can use a CHP system to provide both types of energy in one energy efficient step."
 
LOL.  It's called co-generation and has been in wide use among industry (not that his Heinous would know anything about Industry) for decades... all without a proclamation by the King.
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=cogeneration+antioch+GWF
 
Wonder how much heat is created ala the coefficient of friction for $$ flowing down the pipeline to The One's cronies?
 
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23 posted on 09/03/2012 11:26:05 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is precisely the same kind of alternate energy crappola that Jimmy Carter tried so unsuccessfully to legislate into existance during his failed presiduncey!!!


24 posted on 09/03/2012 11:27:23 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the REAL "Free Rider!" Obamacare will create burdensome "Free Riding!!!")
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To: nascarnation

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!

blessings, bobo


25 posted on 09/03/2012 11:28:08 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: bobo1

> 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”?


26 posted on 09/03/2012 11:45:54 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

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.

Blessings, bobo


27 posted on 09/03/2012 12:10:28 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Proud2BeRight

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.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 12:14:59 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This action will cut costs, increase efficiency, ....”

Can laws of physics be rescinded by Executive Order? Wouldn’t that require an Act of Congress?


29 posted on 09/03/2012 12:19:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

> “This action will cut costs, increase efficiency, ....”
>
> Can laws of physics be rescinded by Executive Order?
> Wouldn’t 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?


30 posted on 09/03/2012 12:26:45 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: 43north; 2ndDivisionVet

Indeed. Why even have engineers design efficient methods when we have a know-it-all Community Organizer with better ideas?


31 posted on 09/03/2012 12:33:15 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Supreme Leader launches another Five Year Plan. Long live The Revolution!


32 posted on 09/03/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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