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  • Keystone stuck at 59 votes

    11/17/2014 8:08:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and other supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are stuck at 59 votes — one vote shy of the supermajority they need to move their bill forward on Tuesday. Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said Monday that they would vote against moving forward with the legislation, making it unclear whether supporters had a path to the magic number of 60. Rockefeller had appeared to be one of the last possible converts Monday evening, and supporters were pressuring the retiring senator to join their side. But he told reporters on Monday that he...
  • Scams, Fraud Flourish in Solar Still

    03/30/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2014 | Marita Noon
    Consumers considering installing solar panels on their rooftops have far more to think through than the initial decision to “go solar.” They may search for the best price, only to discover, as customers in central Florida did, that after paying $20,000-40,000 for their systems, they are stuck with installations that may be unusable or unsafe. BlueChip Energy—which also operated as Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP) and SunHouse Solar—sold its systems at environmental festivals and home shows. Buyers thought they were getting a good deal and doing the right thing for the environment. Instead, they were duped. A year ago, it was...
  • Which Way, USA? America At A Crossroads With Economic And Energy Policy

    03/23/2014 7:04:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Austin Hill
    Will Americans continue allowing a radicalized environmental agenda to animate Washington, one that prohibits the utilization of natural resources – oil in particular – and that squelches the nation’s economy? Or could it be that, at such a time as this, rationality might take-hold in the USA yet again? As if our own problems aren’t a sufficient reason to bolster the U.S. energy industry, the world is now upended by a Russia that appears intent on re-creating another Soviet Union while simultaneously forming an energy axis with China. If America could supply more of the world’s natural gas and oil...
  • Obama Redeems His Pledge to Be 'Flexible' for Putin

    03/16/2014 6:20:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | John Ransom
    Truth001 wrote: Putin has got to be laughing his rear end off because the US is the only place where the people eat their own. He is got to be saying I can do know wrong I'm a hero to those US media conservative outlets and its checkmate to the US left and its western allies. Oh by the way John post another picture of this guy next time or at least one with a shirt. If you want to look at this guy without a shirt do it in private. --Putin, Not Obama, is the Messiah Dear Comrade Pravda,...
  • He Who Controls the Energy Controls the People

    03/02/2014 2:56:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Marita Noon
    Like many conflicts before it, the current battle brewing between Russia and Ukraine has a strong energy component. Russia has a history of using its energy supplies as a control mechanism—such as the 2006 and 2009 gas wars when it cut natural gas supplies in the midst of winter and left many European nations, which rely on Russian natural gas that is shipped through Ukraine, without energy. The supply disruptions were due to “disputes over politics, price, and late payments,” says the Washington Post. Back in November, before the current conflict erupted, Reuters reported: “Ukraine has for years been a...
  • Cruz looks beyond Keystone XL

    02/10/2014 8:55:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is shifting his focus to the nation's energy policy, starting on Monday. At the Heritage Action for America's Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Cruz will make the case that while President Obama should approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans need to come up with other ideas to expand the country's energy production. Aides to the Cruz told The Washington Post that the senator is drafting a bill called the American Energy Renaissance Act, which he will announce at the event on Monday. "There is only one thing that will stop us from embracing...
  • Danielle Steel’s Amazing Ex-Husband

    02/03/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Thomas James Perkins is a stud. If he weren’t an octogenarian, I’d ask for his hand in marriage because he courageously and eloquently defends free market capitalism. Perkins is the founder of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). He is also the ex-husband of the world’s reigning best-selling author alive: American novelist and San Francisco resident Danielle Steel. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a three-paragraph op-ed by Perkins in which he defended free market economics. The liberal media, especially the Silicon Valley tech blogs, went up in arms. HOW could he have...
  • High Oil Prices Taxing American Families—But There’s A Solution

    11/25/2013 4:29:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    At the beginning of this year, many Americans opened their paychecks to find that their take-home pay was suddenly less than it had been the previous month. The payroll tax cut had expired, resulting in the average American worker owing an additional $700 in payroll taxes this year compared to last. For a two-parent household, that’s $1,400 less with which to pay the bills, put food on the table, and fill up the gas tank. But it’s far from the only added expense straining family budgets. Oil prices, in particular, have skyrocketed over the past decade, imposing higher direct and...
  • President Obama Closes Western Lands To Oil Shale Development

    11/10/2012 5:13:59 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 21 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/10/12 | LD Jackson
    I'll give President Obama his due. He wasted no time in implementing some of his energy policy. In spite of the rhetoric he has used about increasing drilling leases on federal lands, we knew he wasn't serious about making it easier for American oil companies to use new lands for possible development. This is what we get for reelecting a President who has such a focus on promoting green energy. He seems to believe that the harder he makes it for oil companies to retrieve the natural resources in America, the easier it will be for green energy companies...
  • Obama Lectures Romney On Cargo Cult Economics [the price of gas]

    10/18/2012 2:29:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | October 17, 2012 | steiff
    There were several surreal moments in the debate last night between the Democrat candidate for president, Barack Obama, and the American candidate Mitt Romney. While most are focused on Obama’s stunningly brazen lie about his statement of the attack on our Benghazi embassy, the more telling episode showed that Obama is simply disengaged from reality as it is experienced by most people. From the transcript: >>>"ROMNEY: That was a statement. I don’t think the American people believe that. I will fight for oil, coal and natural gas. And the proof, the proof of whether a strategy is working or not...
  • Millions of British households face blackout, energy watchdog has said

    10/06/2012 12:01:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 5, 2012 | Rowena Mason,
    In its strongest ever warning, Ofgem said there may have to be “controlled disconnections” of homes and businesses in the middle of this decade because Britain has not done enough to make sure it has enough electricity. The regulator's new analysis reveals the risk of power-cuts is almost 50 per cent in 2015 if a very cold winter causes high demand for electricity. It predicts Britain will face power shortages because old coal and oil plants are being forced to shut down under the European Union’s environmental regulations. This will partly be replaced by wind farms, but they are less...
  • Obama’s abandoned power plants (Obama uses the EPA to kill off a whole industry and energy sector)

    09/29/2012 3:40:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 9/28/2012 | Ken Blackwell
    If voters knew how America’s economy would look after two terms of President Barack Obama’s administration, Mitt Romney would win in a landslide. In the 2008 campaign, President Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that the “notion of no coal … is an illusion.” He noted that he favors a cap-and-trade system, “[s]o if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” While Obama did not get to implement cap-and-trade, he found other ways to...
  • Where's Our Energy?

    09/22/2012 3:40:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    So there I am, pulling into a gas station in my town, and Tarek is smiling. He owns the station, and right now he's charging me $4.25 a gallon. American motorists may not be better off than they were four years ago, but Tarek certainly is. When President Barack Obama took office, the average price for a gallon of regular gas was $1.84. That means gas prices have more than doubled on Obama's watch. But why? The primary reason is that the system is rigged. Oil companies watch the worldwide speculation market, and if the traders are bidding the price...
  • Romney says to lay out comprehensive energy plan

    08/22/2012 6:42:38 AM PDT · by thackney · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 22, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Seeks input from Texas energy executives Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped oil executives for nearly $7 million on Tuesday and told them he will lay out a comprehensive energy proposal this week aimed at increasing U.S. energy production and creating jobs. On a day of fund-raising in Texas, Romney got whoops of approval from contributors in the West Texas oil town of Midland when he vowed to take advantage of "oil, gas, nuclear and renewables" if elected president on Nov. 6. Midland is where former President George W. Bush grew up, and Romney's motorcade passed a road sign...
  • The coming glut in oil – and its impact

    08/13/2012 12:36:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chrystia Freeland
    Forget America’s fiscal cliff, Europe’s currency troubles or the emerging-markets slowdown. The most important story in the global economy today may well be some good news that isn’t yet making as many headlines – the coming surge in oil production around the world. Until very recently, our collective assumption was that oil was running out. That was partly a matter of what seemed like geological common sense. It took millions of years for the earth to crush plankton into fossil fuels; it is logical to think that it would take millions of years to create more. The rise of the...
  • Did Congress Legislate Skin Cancer for All Americans?

    07/27/2012 3:59:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 7-27-12 | Giacomo
    Several years ago, a push began in Congress to make incandescent light bulbs illegal. The measure was designed to force Americans to use the more energy efficient CFL (compact florescent light bulbs). Supposedly, CFL bulbs use less electricity and last longer. However, I find that I have had to replace some CFL bulbs almost as often as incandescent bulbs. I still have incandescent bulbs that have been in use for many years and still burning brightly. I, like many consumers, resisted the forced legislation more because of cost more than anything else and I hate it when Congress keeps interfering...
  • Ford's Trade-In: Truck to Use Aluminum in Place of Steel

    07/27/2012 2:33:00 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 139 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/26/2012 | MIKE RAMSEY
    <p>ALLEN PARK, Mich.—In this suburb just west of Detroit, Ford Motor Co. is working on one of the biggest gambles in its 108-year history: a pickup truck with a largely aluminum body.</p> <p>The radical redesign will help meet tougher federal fuel-economy targets now starting to have wide-ranging effects on Detroit's auto makers. But Ford will have to overcome a host of manufacturing obstacles, plus convince die-hard pickup buyers that aluminum is as tough as steel.</p>
  • Poor Corn Crop Will Have Major Impact on Ethanol Market

    07/22/2012 7:43:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | July 17, 2012 | Robert Rapier
    [Snip]...I have long felt that one of the biggest threats to the U.S. ethanol industry is a major drought/crop failure in the heart of corn country. This year we may be experiencing such an event. Recent reports indicate that what had been expected to be a record crop of corn has been downgraded such that only 40% of the corn crop is being classified as in good or excellent condition. This is down 48% versus last week and 69% versus a year ago.
  • Rising Corn Prices and Your Grocery Bill.(Yet our govt keeps subsidizing at high cost)

    07/19/2012 3:25:27 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    smart money ^ | 7/18/12 | j hough
    Corn prices are nearing the record highs of last summer as the U.S. Midwest suffers its worst drought since 1956. Shoppers should expect higher grocery bills, because corn is used in three-quarters of supermarket products. But don’t panic. Overall cost hikes are likely to be modest. “A 50% increase in the price of corn tends to raise total shopping bills by about 1%,” says Ricky Volpe, a research economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Corn’s price has jumped 45% this summer. Of course, even a modest increase to shopping bills is unwelcome news for households on tight budgets. Strange...
  • Obama's Cynical Energy Agenda

    07/14/2012 11:38:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    National Affairs ^ | SUMMER 2012 | ADAM J. WHITE
    The American economy is flagging, and desperately in need of greater productivity and innovation. One presumes that President Obama understands as much; he has in fact suggested that he knows where this needed boost might come from. In this year's State of the Union Address, the president said that "nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy." His speech seemed to acknowledge that the American economy needs plentiful, affordable energy to thrive, and that the energy sector has a great deal of room to grow. Indeed, in his remarks, Obama touted the possibility of 600,000 new jobs...
  • On the Precipice Of a New Energy Source?

    07/07/2012 7:25:43 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 169 replies
    Journal of Petroleum Technology ^ | July 2012 | Steve Jacobs, COO, and Patrick Leach, CEO, Decision Strategies
    Journal of Petroleum Technology — July 2012 Guest Editorial • On the Precipice Of a New Energy Source? Steve Jacobs, COO, and Patrick Leach, CEO, Decision Strategies, and David J. Nagel, CEO, NUCAT Energy Steve Jacobs is chief operating officer of Decision Strategies and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. His specialty is evaluating market opportunities for new and existing technologies and companies. He earned BS degrees in psychology and education from Oklahoma State University. Jacobs is an energy information ambassador for SPE. He moderates and lectures at numerous events around the world....
  • Solyndra layoffs larger than previously reported

    06/13/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Baycitizen.org ^ | 6/13/12 | Aaron Glantz
    On the day it closed, Solyndra said it was laying off 1,100 full-time and temporary employees. But 1,861 workers lost their jobs as the solar panel manufacturer shut its doors, according to U.S. Labor Department documents provided to The Bay Citizen under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents also show the Fremont-based company increased production in 2011, even though it failed to sell all the panels it made the previous year. By the time it closed last August, Solyndra had an unsold inventory of more than 23 megawatts – enough solar panels to power about 23,000 homes. Analysts said...
  • John Holdren, Obama Science Czar, Advocates 'De-development' of the United States

    06/04/2012 5:43:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Sep 16, 2010 | Mark Whittington
    John Holdren, President Barack Obama's Science Czar, has hit upon a new way to accomplish an old goal of his. Holdren, in the 1970s, was an advocate of what he called the "de-development" of the United States, among other things. CNS News reports that in a recent video interview, Holdren suggested that the de-development of the United States could be accomplished...
  • What has caused the recent drop in oil price/bbl(about $20/bbl; $0.60/gal at the pump)? (Vanity)

    05/30/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 49 replies
    self ^ | 05/30/2012 | izzatzo
    Actually, I know the answer to my own question. The answer is manyfold: Hussein has lifted the drilling moratorium; Hussein approved Keystone; Hussein has opened domestic exploration, drilling, and production; Hussein has opened the "strategic reserve"; Hussein didn't actually "invest" all those billions in Brazil's, etc. petroleum industries, he invested it our petroleum industry; Hussein Obama pees oil thereby increasing domestic supply driving the price down; isn't Obama wonderful? NOT I'm not an industry economist so what did I miss? Don't tell me it's all because of Memorial Day and summer's arrival, that doesn't make sense. This is not an...
  • Obama’s latest “evolution”: Coal suddenly reappears in energy plan

    05/11/2012 1:25:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    On Wednesday, I pointed out that Barack Obama’s so-called “all of the above” energy plan, as explained on his campaign website, had a very large omission. This graphic represented the energy policy on which Obama was campaigning for re-election:In case the graph on the left isn’t clear enough, here it is by itself:Oddly, the “all of the above” approach excluded coal, which sources 45% of all electricity produced in the US, sustains more than a half-million jobs, and allows for lower prices to consumers and businesses. After nearly losing in coal-dependent West Virginia’s Democratic primary to a felon currently in...
  • Federal energy policy? Be careful what you wish for

    05/05/2012 7:09:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Salem News (OH) ^ | May 5, 2012 | Editorial
    Last month President Barack Obama signed an executive order that could lead to more federal rules on gas drilling. Obama said it is important to take advantage of natural gas resources, but he added air and water quality must be safeguarded. Of course. But what Obama did last week was to establish a "working group" to coordinate federal oversight of the natural gas industry. It will be headed by Heather Zichal, who is deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change. Zichal is no friend of fossil fuels. She once worked with the Sierra Club and was an...
  • Obama Energy Policies HaveCost Economy $358 Billion

    05/04/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/4/12 | Robert Allen Bonelli
    Facts are sometimes nasty, persistent things that get in the way of the best political spin. President Obama likes to say that oil production is up and that the rise in gasoline prices is not his fault, but the facts challenge his words. Energy production is up, but only due to policies and practices set in motion ten years ago by the George W. Bush administration, and production is up only on private fields. (Snip) Economists estimate that for every $0.01 increase in a gallon of gasoline sustained for one full year, the economy loses $1 billion for that year.
  • Obama Administration's Energy Policy A Boon To Petrotyrants

    04/23/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Ibd Editorials ^ | April 23, 2012
    Oil & Gas/Fact & Fiction SeriesStrategy: Wittingly or not, President Obama has contributed to high oil prices by stymieing U.S. production. But if that's the idea, it makes sense to secure energy abroad. He hasn't. In fact, Obama's stated policy, in his March 30, 2011, energy speech has been a crude central planner's diktat of reducing oil imports by a third over the next 10 years and replacing them with increased production of biofuels and other unproven "green" energies yet to be developed. Net result: high oil prices and reduced U.S. access to overseas suppliers. A shrewder strategy would have...
  • Energy Debate: Gingrich Responds to Obama

    04/19/2012 1:00:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Feb 27, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich methodically picks apart President Obama's fantasy-filled energy speech at the University of Miami. Learn more about Newt's American energy plan to lower gasoline below $2.50 a gallon at http://www.newt.org.
  • Can President Obama Name ONE Clean (Green) Energy Success?

    04/18/2012 7:12:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Heritage Action for America ^ | 04/10/2012 | Ashe Schow
    For those who only hear about these failing companies one by one, the following is a list of all the clean energy companies supported by President Obama’s stimulus that are now failing or have filed for bankruptcy. The liberal media hopes you’ve forgotten about all of them except Solyndra, but we haven’t. Evergreen SolarSpectraWattSolyndra (received $535 million)Beacon Power (received $43 million)AES’ subsidiary Eastern EnergyNevada Geothermal (received $98.5 million)SunPower (received $1.5 billion)First Solar (received $3 billion) Babcock & Brown (an Australian company which received $178 million)Ener1 (subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5 million)Amonix (received 5.9 million)The National Renewable Energy LabFisker AutomotiveAbound Solar (received $400...
  • Dear America, Our Orwellian President Fails on Energy

    04/17/2012 6:51:52 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Tuesday April 17, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Last Friday, former energy trader and now Fox News host Eric Bolling and I hosted a Fox special called “Paying at the Pump,” which offered President Obama solutions to reduce prices at the pump and get our country on the path to real energy security. A genuine “all of the above” approach to energy independence is, of course, a multifaceted plan. It includes conservation and sensible private sector investment in sound alternative energy, and it absolutely must involve unleashing our domestic energy production. We cannot ignore the need to drill, baby, drill; frack, baby, frack; and mine, baby, mine. Those...
  • Governor Palin: Dear America, Our Orwellian President Fails on Energy

    04/17/2012 8:20:42 PM PDT · by LJM · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | April 17, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Last Friday, former energy trader and now Fox News host Eric Bolling and I hosted a Fox special called “Paying at the Pump,” which offered President Obama solutions to reduce prices at the pump and get our country on the path to real energy security. A genuine “all of the above” approach to energy independence is, of course, a multifaceted plan. It includes conservation and sensible private sector investment in sound alternative energy, and it absolutely must involve unleashing our domestic energy production.
  • Obama to pitch $52M plan to regulate oil markets [Maxine Waters Dream Coming True]

    04/17/2012 6:02:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/17/12
    Under pressure to take action on rising gasoline prices, President Obama wants Congress to strengthen federal supervision of oil markets, increase penalties for market manipulation and empower regulators to increase the amount of money energy traders are required to put behind their transactions. The White House plan, which Obama was to unveil Tuesday, is more likely to draw sharp election-year distinctions with Republicans than have an immediate effect on prices at the pump. The measures seek to boost spending for Wall Street enforcement at a time when congressional Republicans are seeking to limit the reach of federal financial regulations.
  • Eight American islands in the Bering Sea to be given to Russia by Obama!

    04/16/2012 9:50:48 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 39 replies
    Joe Miller.com ^ | Published: 02/16/2012 | Joe Miller
    Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program that directly threatens my state’s sovereign territory. Obama’s State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin. The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake. The State Department has undertaken...
  • Executive Order -- Supporting Safe & Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas

    04/16/2012 11:11:52 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    The White House Press Office ^ | 04/13/2012 | President B.H.Obama II
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to coordinate the efforts of Federal agencies responsible for overseeing the safe and responsible development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources and associated infrastructure and to help reduce our dependence on oil, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. In 2011, natural gas provided 25 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. Its production creates jobs and provides economic benefits to the entire domestic production supply chain, as well as to chemical and...
  • Obama Peddles Myths About High Gas Prices

    04/13/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/12/2012 | IBD Staff
    Energy: To hear President Obama talk about energy, you'd think annual oil price spikes were routine and predictable. But it's another energy myth Obama peddles to avoid responsibility for high gas prices. In February, Obama lamented these "gas price spikes that happen every year." A few days later, he talked about the need to "take control of our energy future" so we could "avoid high gas prices every single year." For Obama, this is a convenient excuse. After all, price spikes can't possibly be his fault, since they happen "year after year." Except it's not true.
  • Pictorial proof of how Obama REALLY feels about Canada

    04/05/2012 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2012 | Judi McLeod
    American mainstream media astroturfing notwithstanding, Monday’s one-day summit meeting in Washington with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon is the classic: “A picture is worth a Thousand Words” lesson. The American media presented the meeting as a run-of-the-mill get together of the three North American amigos.... Look at the expression on Barack Obama’s face from pictures taken during the event. The malevolent expression on Obama’s face as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking tells a different story. The picture is right up there with Michelle’s countenance while looking at France’s Carla Bruni. President Barry Soetoro...
  • Obama Kills Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years

    03/30/2012 1:27:16 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 87 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 30, 2012 | John Sexton
    Yesterday the Obama administration announced a delaying tactic which will put off the possibility of new offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast for at least five years: The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.
  • Obama makes fresh call to end Big Oil's breaks

    03/29/2012 10:12:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Thursday to repeal billions of dollars in tax breaks for the biggest U.S. energy companies, saying they are raking in record profits while Americans struggle with higher gasoline prices. "Today, members of Congress have a simple choice to make. They can stand with big oil companies, or they can stand with the American people," he said at an event in the White House Rose Garden highlighting one of the hottest issues in the U.S. presidential campaign. "It's not like these are companies that can't stand on their own," Obama said. "Last year,...
  • My Diminished Capacity to Understand Obama's Clean Energy Policy

    03/22/2012 6:32:17 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 6 replies
    FORBES ^ | March 22, 2012 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    It took President Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney to shock me to my senses. As someone who favors cutting government spending on clean energy and eliminating government subsidies in general, I was particularly distressed to learn (in Carney’s words) that “I am “aggressively and deliberately ignorant of the world economy not to know and understand that clean energy technologies are going to play a huge role in the 21st century.” Even worse, I learn that “I have a severely diminished capacity to understand what drives economic growth in industrialized countries in this century.” And I had thought that if clean...
  • Obama Plans Won't Cut Oil Prices For Decades, If Ever

    03/22/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/22/2012 | John Merline
    Whenever the subject of drilling comes up, President Obama consistently discounts it as a way to lower oil prices...Instead, Obama has been touting an "all of the above" policy, which focuses less on what he calls the "fuel of the past" and more on things like alternative energy and improved efficiency. He will tout this approach again on Thursday at stops in Oklahoma and Ohio. But will those other efforts work any better than would aggressively pursuing more oil production?
  • President Obama's Clueless, Contemptuous Energy Speech

    03/21/2012 7:45:39 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 9 replies
    FORBES ^ | March 21, 2012 | Louis Woodhill
    During his speech, Obama asked (rhetorically), “…whether or not we should keep giving $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies to the oil industry.” These so-called “subsidies” consist of allowing oil companies to use the same tax depreciation rules as other companies. Being a Progressive, Obama sees no difference between allowing a profitable company to keep some of its own money and giving taxpayer money to unprofitable ventures...
  • Why is President Obama so rattled by Newt Gingrich?

    03/20/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    FoxNews.como ^ | 3/20/2012 | Liz Peek
    There are good reasons for Mr. Obama’s discomfort. First is the almost immediate hit to the president’s popularity when gasoline prices go up. Rightly or wrongly, Americans hold him accountable. In fact, the president is vulnerable on this topic. He has consistently portrayed fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas as energy products of the past while expressing an almost unimaginably naďve optimism about the potential of alternatives. His attachment to high-cost “green” energy has played well with environmentalists but for most of the country – the roughly 50% not concerned about global warming -- it is increasingly...
  • Gingrich to defend his energy policy (respond to Obama)

    03/19/2012 2:28:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    KTBS ^ | March 19, 2012
    SHREVEPORT, La. - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks to the press tonight in Shreveport about his plan for reducing energy prices. The candidate for the GOP nomination will respond to President Obama's criticism of his $2.50 gas and energy plan. Gingrich's campaign says he will also outline his American energy plan to lower gas prices, create jobs and make the United States energy independent. Gringrich has scheduled a campaign stop Tuesday at Strawn's Eat Shop Too at 1643 East 70th Street. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends an hour later.
  • Newt Gingrich basks in the spotlight Obama shined on him

    03/16/2012 10:36:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 24 replies · 2+ views
    latimes ^ | March 15, 2012, 4:33 p.m. | John Hoeffel
    To Newt Gingrich’s profound joy, the White House has continued to tangle with him over his promise to bring gas prices down to $2.50 a gallon, giving a sort of shout-out to his struggling campaign and a little weight to his contention that only he can go toe-to-toe with the president. Without mentioning Gingrich, Obama said: “There is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to high gas prices. There’s no silver bullet. ... The president also mocked “a lot of the folks who are running for a certain office -- who shall go unnamed” -- for...
  • Gingrich campaign says gas plan has gotten 'in the president's head'

    03/13/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Newt Gingrich's campaign is blasting the White House over what they are characterizing as "attacks" on the former Speaker - and his energy plan - during the daily White House press briefing. Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that he was wrong to have ascribed "motivations" when saying Gingrich was "lying" about his energy policy lowering gas prices to $2.50 per gallon. "I shouldn't have gone to motivations," Carney said. "I should have said that anybody who said that doesn't know what he's talking about." ......."What [President Obama] is not willing to do is to look the American people in...
  • Video- Obama Gas prices (compare and contrast)

    03/10/2012 9:35:38 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 11 replies
    Obama flip flop.
  • Gingrich Ruthlessly Mocks Obama's 'Algae' Energy Policy (Video)

    03/07/2012 9:46:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | March 06, 2012
    20:56:20 Now I want you to imagine the debate this fall . The president was right the other day. He's so nervous about gasoline prices and energy that he's done two major speeches. I thought today, one of the most shallow and self-serving comments by a president that I've heard in a long time. He was candid in his press conference. He said, you know I’m really worried about higher gas prices because it will make it harder for me to get re-elected. I did not make this up. It's nice to know that the president once again has managed...
  • Energy Will Be Obama's Waterloo: And it will all be his doing -- blaming Bush won't cut it anymore.

    03/02/2012 8:55:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 49 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3.2.12 | William Tucker
    When President Obama suggested last week that we might eventually be replacing oil with algae, Mark Whittington of Yahoo suggested that the President had reached his "lunar base moment." It was an apt analogy... --snip-- After spending a year failing to pass cap-and-trade, the Administration has doubled down with the Environmental Protection Agency, turning it loose on the nation's coal plants. The Sierra Club just celebrated the closing of the 100th coal boiler, with more to come. Just what this will mean for the reliability of the electric grid will be revealed this summer when electrical demand peaks. Last August,...
  • It's Happening: 5 Coal-Fired Power Plants Shutting Down

    03/01/2012 6:58:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 35+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    At the close of 2012, the EPA dictated a politically calculated--oops, I mean, for the sake of the public welfare, issued a--huge new stack of emissions regulations aiming to force coal-fired power plant operators to choose between installing pollution control equipment, switching to cleaner natural gas, or shutting down their plants. Which is good, because in 2008, President Obama did promise to bankrupt the coal industry... so, that's at least one promise he's kept, right? Edison International (EIX) plans to shut down at least two aging coal-fired power plants in what could be a growing wave of retirements as low...