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  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    04/20/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/20/14 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.</p>
  • Analysis: Obama's aversion to Mideast conflicts fuels backlash from allies

    10/25/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/13 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginning to ask: Is America turning its back on us? President Barack Obama's diplomatic overtures to old foe Iran and his last-minute refusal to attack Syria have officials in Israel, the Gulf countries and Turkey wondering if Washington is deliberately neglecting them to avoid being dragged into a Middle East facing deeper sectarian strife and concerns that Tehran may be seeking a nuclear bomb. Media reports that the U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the leaders of Germany, Mexico and Brazil have...
  • Peak Oil Flip-Flop

    04/14/2013 10:46:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 10, 2013 | Bill Chameides
    There’s a new twist in the “peak oil” debate. Is it good news for the climate? Peak Oil Question Remains, Debate Continues Ever since M. King Hubbert advanced the theory of peak oil in 1956, experts and non-experts alike have been debating about timing and relevance. (See here, here, here and here.) Hubbert’s argument seems like a no-brainer. Oil is a finite natural resource, so there must come a time when oil production peaks and begins to decline. The question is, when? And for a world economy that is largely fueled by oil, that “when” question is quite germane. If...
  • All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, (two) scientists say

    02/21/2012 4:38:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Canada ^ | 2/21/12 | Mike De Souza
    All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, scientists sayBy Mike De Souza, Postmedia News February 21, 2012 6:10 PM OTTAWA — Two Canadian climate change scientists from the University of Victoria say the public reaction to their recently published commentary has missed their key message: that all forms of fossil fuels, including the oilsands and coal, must be regulated for the world to avoid dangerous global warming. "Much of the way this has been reported is (through) a type of view that oilsands are good and coal is bad," said climate scientist Neil Swart, who co-authored the...
  • Soros, Progressive Money Fuels Latest Assault on Americans' Education & Career Choices

    02/08/2011 5:30:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    big government ^ | 2/8/11 | Capitol Confidential
    A group affiliated with progressive rainmaker George Soros became the latest to join the in vogue assault on for-profit education, accusing proprietary colleges last week of offering predatory loans to satisfy referral rules governing financial aid. The well-heeled National Consumer Law Center, masquerading as a legitimate consumer watchdog, released last Tuesday a report in which the group criticized the for-profit education industry for allegedly gaming the so-called “90/10″ rules, which mandates that at least ten percent of student financial aid must be secured from non-federal lenders. Even beyond the support of Soros, NCLC counts The Institute For College and Success...
  • ABC Fuels Myth Discourse Caused Shooting, Sawyer Astounded by Falling Support for Gun Control

    01/17/2011 6:01:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    News Busters ^ | 1/17/11 | Brent Baker
    “The country is pretty unified behind the idea that President Obama found the right words, the right tone at the right time,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos announced Monday night in touting how a new ABC News/Washington Post poll found “78 percent approve of how he handled” the Tucson shooting, in contrast to Sarah Palin, “not so much, only 30 percent approve of her response.” When Stephanopoulos noted “the support for stricter gun control has dropped over the last few years,” anchor Diane Sawyer expressed astonishment: “Stricter has dropped?” Instead of detailing that trend, Stephanopoulos concentrated on some specific policies with overwhelming...
  • EPA: More renewable fuels required

    11/29/2010 5:29:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/29/10 | Robin Bravender & Darren Samuelsohn
    The Obama administration Monday increased the amounts of ethanol and other renewable fuels it wants to see as part of the nation’s gasoline supply, but a senior official took aim at the practice. Responding to a congressional mandate, the Environmental Protection Agency will require that 13.95 billion gallons of transportation fuel comes from renewable sources in 2011, or about 8 percent of domestic gasoline and diesel supplies. The overall percentage is lower than the 2010 standard, but the total volume is larger than this year’s mandate of 12.95 billion gallons.
  • Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium

    08/29/2010 12:01:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 8/29/10 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years. We could then stop arguing about wind mills, deepwater drilling, IPCC hockey sticks, or strategic reliance on the Kremlin. History will move on fast.
  • US demand fuels spike in small arms trade: UN survey

    07/09/2009 1:08:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,245+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/09 | Denis Rousseau
    GENEVA (AFP) – Ballooning US demand and the handgun's surge in popularity drove up the global trade in small arms by more than a quarter between 2000 and 2006, a UN-backed study showed Thursday. Those weapons in the hands of civilians, security forces or armed groups were behind the deaths of 450,000 people, said the authors of the Small Arms Survey 2009. Pistols, revolvers, rifles and heavy machine guns accounted for 60 percent of deaths through intentional violence of any kind, including the use of bombs, knives or bare hands, whether in conflicts or crime, the experts said. By 2006,...
  • Who Pays For New Fuels? Obama says: You Will!

    05/04/2009 11:05:08 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 7 replies · 1,782+ views
    Car and Driver Magazine | June 2009 | Patrick Bedard
    Who pays for new fuels? Obama says: You will! By Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver June 2009 Remember last summer when crude oil was bumping its head on $147 a barrel and you were smoking your Visa card as each necessary gallon of regular zoomed skyward of four bucks? Talk about panic. Public opinion across the nation narrowed to a single uncertainty: Was this a disaster or a catastrophe? Detroit still says that it was last summer's spike in gas prices that finally pushed the Big Three over the financial cliff. Suddenly, the line for the high-profit rides was none...
  • NYP: FUELS VS. FOOD--US ENERGY POLICY HURTING WORLD'S POOR

    04/17/2008 6:28:52 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 50+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2008 | INDUR M. GOKLANY
    In recent years, we've heard that climate change could be catastrophic for nature and humanity. But it's becoming increasingly evident that over the next few decades, climate-change policies could prove even more catastrophic. Food riots have erupted in Mexico, Morocco, Egypt.... Supposedly climate-friendly policies in the United States and the European Union- subsidizing the production and consumption of such renewable biofuels as ethanol and biodiesel- have diverted such crops as corn, soybeans and palm oil from food to fuel. This, in turn, has increased prices for food worldwide at a time when the highly populous and newly prosperous East and...
  • The Truth About "Alternative Energy"

    12/05/2007 12:26:54 AM PST · by gpapa · 38 replies · 116+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2007 | Roy Innis
    Every week brings new claims that clean, free, inexhaustible renewable energy will soon replace the “dirty” fuels that sustain our economy today. A healthy dose of reality is needed. Over half of our electricity comes from coal. Gas and nuclear generate 36% of our electricity. Barely 1% comes from wind and solar. Coal-generated power typically costs less per kilowatt hour than alternatives – leaving families with more money for food, housing, transportation and healthcare. By 2020, the United States will need 100,000 megawatts of new electricity, say EIA, industry and utility company analysts. Unreliable wind power simply cannot meet these...
  • Alternative fuels may boost pollution: report

    11/13/2007 7:28:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 97+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Some alternative vehicle fuels such as liquid coal can cause more harmful greenhouse gas emissions than polluters such as petrol or diesel, scientists warned in a US study released Tuesday. "Liquid coal, for example, can produce 80 percent more global warming pollution than gasoline," said the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit environmental group, in a statement introducing its study. Liquid coal is viewed as a potential replacement to the oil on which countries rely heavily to fuel vehicles. "Corn ethanol, conversely, could be either more polluting or less than gasoline depending on how the corn is...
  • Black Carbon May be Second-Most Significant Global Warming Pollutant After Carbon Dioxide

    11/06/2007 6:29:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies · 193+ views
    www.greencarcongress.com ^ | 11/05/2007 | Staff
    Alters Picture of Diesel Engine Benefits Black carbon—contained in soot from the combustion of biomass and fossil fuels—may be responsible for around 16% of the gross warming the planet is currently experiencing and may be the second-most significant global warming pollutant after carbon dioxide and ahead of methane, according to testimony provided by five scientists before the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in October. Because of their increased fuel efficiency relative to gasoline-engined vehicles, diesels are seen as an improvement overs gasoline vehicles with respect to global warming issues. However, once soot warming is factored in, the...
  • Forest Service considers thinning near Estes Park ( reduce destructive wildfire potential )

    09/09/2007 7:21:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 533+ views
    Loveland Reporter-Herald ^ | September 09, 2007 | Ann Depperschmidt
    U.S. Forest Service officials have released a plan to reduce destructive wildfire potential on about 8,100 acres of forest land east of Estes Park. The goal of the Thompson River Fuel Reduction Project is to reduce the spread and intensity of wildfires that could affect private property and municipal water supplies in and around the Big and Little Thompson rivers and to protect the forest’s ecosystem. Historically, small fires thinned forest undergrowth and kept the chances for a large wildfire to a minimum. But through much of the 20th century, people suppressed those fires. That left a more dense undergrowth,...
  • A price to pay for alternative fuels (man fined for not paying motor fuel tax)

    06/12/2007 11:54:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies · 1,485+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 6/9/07 | Bruce Henderson
    THOSE WHO MAKE THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY GAS CAN AVOID PAIN AT THE PUMP BUT NOT THE TAXES. Bob Teixeira decided it was time to take a stand against U.S. dependence on foreign oil. So last fall the Charlotte musician and guitar instructor spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He bought soybean oil in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, spending about 30 percent more than diesel would cost. His reward, from a state that heavily promotes alternative fuels: a $1,000 fine last month for not paying motor fuel taxes. He's been told to expect another...
  • President Bush on CAFE Standards and Alternative Fuels

    05/15/2007 6:03:42 AM PDT · by P-40 · 7 replies · 515+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/14/2007 | none
    rtsp://video.c-span.org/60days/wh051407_bush.rm President Bush on CAFE Standards and Alternative Fuels Pres. Bush makes remarks on alternative fuel and auto efficiency standards at the White House. 5/14/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 5 min.
  • Green Energy Enthusiasts Are Also Betting on Fossil Fuels

    03/18/2007 1:25:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 653+ views
    the new york times ^ | March 16, 2007 | MATT RICHTEL
    Silicon Valley’s technology investors have taken to the ramparts, threatening to tear down the oil and gas industries’ dominance with innovations that use ethanol, solar and wind. A chief champion of the cause has been Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of the marquee venture capital firms. Its principals, John Doerr in particular, have passionately advocated development of alternative energies as a way to create energy independence and clean up the carbon-saturated atmosphere. But Kleiner has also poured millions of dollars into Terralliance, a company that makes technology to enable more efficient drilling of oil and gas. The investment underscores...
  • Governor fuels board furor (criticized for saying chiropractic panel should represent the industry)

    03/09/2007 10:18:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 266+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/9/07 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger drew immediate criticism Thursday for declaring that the state's Board of Chiropractic Examiners should represent chiropractors despite the panel's mission statement of protecting the public. The Republican governor made the remark as he tried to distance himself from his own chiropractic appointees, including two of his earliest bodybuilding friends, after the board took questionable actions last week that consumer advocates say favor the chiropractic industry. "They run their board by themselves, independent of us," Schwarzenegger said after touring the San Joaquin County jail in French Camp to promote his prison plan. "We don't give them directions. What...
  • Schwarzenegger proposes first-in-nation plan to cut carbon in motor vehicle fuels

    01/10/2007 11:37:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/10/07 | Kate Folmar and Paul Rogers
    SACRAMENTO - Pushing an aggressive agenda for his second term, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday called for a first-in-the-nation standard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicle fuels and also proposed even more borrowing ... In his annual State of the State address, delivered to a joint session of the Legislature, the Republican governor continued to buck the GOP establishment with his efforts to combat global warming and his pledge to provide health insurance for all Californians by placing new burdens on employers and insurers. --snip-- Continuing last year's $42-billion borrowing binge, Schwarzenegger said he'll seek authorization for another...