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Reid:Energy revolution happening,but too slowly
cBS News ^ | August 29, 2011 | Ap

Posted on 08/29/2011 2:16:34 PM PDT by mdittmar

(AP)  LAS VEGAS — A clean energy revolution is under way in the United States but isn't happening quickly enough, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.

Reid told reporters in advance of a clean energy summit in Las Vegas that the country is still too dependent on foreign oil and needs to change that to help national defense and the economy.

"Our dependence on foreign oil is making our nation less secure, and is certainly damaging the health of our citizens," he said.

Reid said he expects clean energy projects to be part of jobs bills the Senate will consider when it returns to session next week.

The Tuesday summit at the Aria Resort & Casino is expected to include Vice President Joe Biden, several governors and other influential policy experts, including Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.

In addition to lawmakers trading ideas, previous summits have included announcements and discussions about investments in renewable energy.

John Podesta, chief executive of the Center for American Progress, said discussions at the summit have led to tax incentives for renewable energy and funding for transmission line projects in Nevada and elsewhere.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; green; greenenergy; greenjobs; greenpower; reid
Seems U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thinks he isn't wasting our tax dollars and destroying jobs fast enough.
1 posted on 08/29/2011 2:16:35 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Many third world countries use dried animal dung for heating. Just think of the opportunity for energy savings we would have by switching from natural gas or oil heat to burning dried dung.

The Democrats will not be happy until we are reduced to third world status - and that isn’t going to take too much time if current trends continue.

Jack


2 posted on 08/29/2011 2:19:42 PM PDT by JackOfVA
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


3 posted on 08/29/2011 2:22:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: mdittmar
"Our dependence on foreign oil is making our nation less secure, and is certainly damaging the health of our citizens," he said.

Drill baby, drill!

4 posted on 08/29/2011 2:22:21 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: mdittmar
How can we be so lucky?

The dumbest Senate Majority Leader and the most incompetent US President in history all at the same time.

5 posted on 08/29/2011 2:26:16 PM 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: mdittmar

6 posted on 08/29/2011 2:27:33 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep saying it.....)
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To: mdittmar

D-R-I-L-L.


7 posted on 08/29/2011 2:27:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mdittmar
Reid said he expects clean energy projects to be part of jobs bills the Senate will consider

Obama hisself just said his new job plan would attract votes from both sides of the isle, i.e.,"bipartisan."

Does Obama ever stop lying?

8 posted on 08/29/2011 2:28:50 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: mdittmar
Hey Pinky,Hate to break this to you, the Mr Fusion is currently on a 50 Year back order,we need to drill in-spite of what You filthy idiot brain commies think.
9 posted on 08/29/2011 2:30:56 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Rudder
Does Obama ever stop lying?

Only when his lips are not moving.
10 posted on 08/29/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Rudder

It just doesn’t occur to Harry and those of his ilk
that if an alternative was feasible and profitable
the change would already have happened all by itself.

Hence, it is neither feasible or profitable at this
time. The correct solution, drill here, drill now
is not acceptable to them for political reasons.


11 posted on 08/29/2011 2:34:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mdittmar

Democrats fault you assclown.
We should already be dependent on American oil.
The Dems stopped every attempt to get our own oil


12 posted on 08/29/2011 2:39:26 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: tet68
It just doesn’t occur to Harry and those of his ilk that if an alternative was feasible and profitable the change would already have happened all by itself.

Amen. For these lifelong politicians who never worked in the REAL private sector, they have absolutely NO clue that if an "investment" in green energy made sense (without government subsidy), investment capital would flow to it in a nanosecond. The instant something needs government to "prime the pump" (like the multi-decade ethanol fiasco), it's an immediate signal that it's an inefficient use of resources and shouldn't be pursued. Immediate.
13 posted on 08/29/2011 2:42:09 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: JackOfVA; All
Examples of the dozens of renewable energy projects that are benefiting Nevada include:
14 posted on 08/29/2011 2:46:11 PM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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To: Army Air Corps; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

15 posted on 08/29/2011 2:48:07 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: mdittmar

Reid, you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. Energy independence is not difficult to tackle. 1) Get rid of the socialist democrats clinging to their AGW carbon fantasy world. 2) Unlease the oil companies to do what they do and produce our own oil. 3) Keep moving forward with any alternatives that make market sense. 4) Vote all socialist democrats out on their rear ends in 2012. 5) Tell the countries we have been buying oil from that hate us to got straight to hell.


16 posted on 08/29/2011 2:49:44 PM PDT by spawn44 (spawn44)
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To: tet68
The correct solution, drill here, drill now is not acceptable to them for political reasons.

And Obama keeps deriding conservative GOP reps for putting politics ahead of country...a bold-faced liar to all the people, all the time surely can't persist.

17 posted on 08/29/2011 2:55:52 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: mdittmar

Geez, even Big Oil can’t keep up with Big Government’s level of bribery.


18 posted on 08/29/2011 2:56:29 PM PDT by Argus
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To: mdittmar
We had a visit form the department of energy, the Lt. Governor and the Governor of Connecticut in the past two weeks.

We make fuel cells, we could never compete against oil, coal or natural gas.

Yes we are the leader in fuel cell production with power plants all over the world but the disclaimer is this; without government subsidies the sales would virtually evaporate, we continue to cost down (30% by may last estimate) but still are not competitive.

Do these subsidies work? possibly, only in the respect that it has allowed us to make the product more efficient and cheaper with time.

The free market should always decide which fuel is the most efficent and cheapest so I have mixed feelings. (I neeed a job)

19 posted on 08/29/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: mdittmar

Reid’s the essence of the hypocritical vegan. Green takes living space out of nature, and it is burning coal and oil which provides nature the means to subside ecologicaly from our consumption there of into a CO2 matter that it can then freely consume.


20 posted on 08/29/2011 3:07:14 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: #1CTYankee

Would your company go out of business without free money from taxpayers?


21 posted on 08/29/2011 3:10:34 PM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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To: mdittmar

Harry wants a bunch of those useless wind mills for Nevada. Maybe he can get some cheap from Texas, where the winds have proven to be far too unreliable to make wind power a viable alternative. By the way, how much public money has been plowed into the wind energy sector in Texas and has that “investment” been supported by Perry?


22 posted on 08/29/2011 3:26:39 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: mdittmar
No, corporate has deep pockets which they along with the government subsidize the operation.

We lost 35% of the workforce back in April due to poor sales, last I looked we had eighteen 400 KW power plants sitting in the parking lot hoping the grants in California and South Korea would kick back in, why pay 1.6 million dollars when the Government would give you half a million in kind.

I'm as conservative as can be so I'm torn, a good paying job and employed or probably not until these engineers can figure it out.

23 posted on 08/29/2011 3:45:03 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: JackOfVA
The Democrats will not be happy until we are reduced to third world status

I believe the hard core leadership are deliberately doing many things to destroy the country. Everything from flooding the country with 3rd world immigrants, to global warming, to collapsing the economy. They are trying to do it because they hate their own country. I am not a conspiracy nut, but why do the rats continue doing things that even they know, do not work?

24 posted on 08/29/2011 3:55:28 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: mdittmar
Reid said he expects clean energy projects to be part of jobs bills the Senate will consider when it returns to session next week.

Stupidity is...

Oh, I'm sorry. Dingy is no doubt planning on lots more programs like this one: Seattle Green Jobs Program Gets $20M, Creates 14 Posts.

25 posted on 08/29/2011 3:59:06 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: mdittmar

Sure, Reid still has Donald Trumps support...


26 posted on 08/29/2011 5:47:18 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: tet68
Sorry, Harry. You can pass all the laws you want to "deem" that cars get 50 mpg, but you can't pass laws that violate the laws of thermodynamics.

"Green" energy sources may be economically feasible 20-30 years from now, but they simply are not today. If you can come up with a more efficient and convenient energy source than fossil fuels, great. Making unsafe plastic cars doesn't count.

27 posted on 08/29/2011 5:50:17 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: mdittmar

I just posted this on another thread:

What REALLY pisses me off, is this combination of liberal environmentalism, antipathy to all things petroleum, nanny statism and liberal obsession with public transportation.

They know what is best for us, and are determined to make us take that road against our will. Liberals are determined to drive up the cost of energy to achieve this end, and it isn’t just because they don’t for a damned second understand the relationship between energy and an economy, but because they simply don’t care.

As a matter of fact, driving our economy into the toilet to achieve their goals in these respects would be a two-fer, putting our country in our proper place (in their world, USA making up “X” percent of the worlds population, and using “X” percent of the world’s resources instead of a much greater “Y” percent of resources)

I hate liberalism and all it stands for down to the bottom of my heart. As far as I am concerned, liberalism is the root of all things we have wrong with this country.


28 posted on 08/29/2011 5:55:16 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: #1CTYankee

I understand the spot you are in. It is easy to have principles when one doesn’t have to make tough choices.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 5:58:45 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: JackOfVA
Just think of the opportunity for energy savings we would have by switching from natural gas or oil heat to burning dried dung.

Takes a lot of dung to light the Vegas Strip, but I'm sure that Harry and Joe are up to the task.

30 posted on 08/29/2011 6:17:56 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (O-blame-r)
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To: mdittmar

Senator Harry Clueless


31 posted on 08/29/2011 9:02:29 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Argus

Big oil pays a bundle in taxes already and has no greater profits than big techology or big anything else. It’s all a scam dreamed up by enviro-jerks who want us to walk everywhere and live in cold caves.

BTW, anyone know where one can buy NON-energy efficient washing machines? Mexico or Canada, perhaps?


32 posted on 08/29/2011 10:08:44 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: steelyourfaith

Alternative energy is and shall always remain the technology of the future


33 posted on 08/30/2011 1:23:31 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

Indeed. Viable alternative energy certainly isn’t here today, which is reason enough for the looney left to attempt to force the issue,


34 posted on 09/01/2011 7:29:49 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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