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  • Switzerland's Carbon Capture Plant Is a Giant Waste of Money(DOH!)

    06/18/2017 8:03:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/18/2017 | Spencer P. Morrison
    On May 31, 2017 the world’s first commercial atmospheric carbon-capture plant opened for business in Hinwil, Switzerland. The plant, designed and operated by a Swiss company called Climeworks, is different from existing carbon-capture facilities because it filters carbon dioxide out of the ambient atmosphere using proprietary technology, rather than from industrial exhaust, which is quite common. Climeworks claims their facility will be able to remove 900 tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Furthermore, its modular design will allow it to be scaled up as the demand for carbon dioxide increases.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Meets With Trump To Discuss Creation Of "Millions Of Green Jobs"

    12/08/2016 8:47:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/08/2016
    In one of the more unexpected visits to take place to the penthouse at the Trump Tpower on Wednesday, Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy.  In a statement to The Associated Press, Terry Tamminen, the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, confirmed the meeting at Trump Tower in New York City. Tamminen said the pair gave a presentation to Trump, daughter Ivanka, and other members of Trump's team on how focusing on renewable, clean energy could create millions of...
  • Trump's Carrier Is Not Obama's Solyndra

    12/04/2016 6:44:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    No sooner had president-elect Trump announced a deal had been reached with air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep 1,100 manufacturing jobs in Indiana rather than being shipped to Mexico, the usual suspects began chattering about “corporate welfare”, “crony capitalism”, and the hypocritical picking of winners and losers. Carrier is an established business, not a pipe dream like the green energy failures President Obama subsidized like Solyndra. It is one of many U.S. businesses struggling to survive in the Obama era of high taxes and oppressive regulation. Trump has promised to cut corporate taxes and eliminate oppressive and job-killing regulations, but...
  • Solyndra and the Obama Legacy

    08/06/2016 1:15:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2016 | Ryan M. Yonk
    As contenders scramble for the White House this fall, thoughts have naturally turned to President Obama’s legacy, and particularly his environmental legacy. As taxpayers consider the lessons of that legacy they would do well to consider past support and use of taxpayer dollars for favored industries and companies. One of those once favored companies is the now defunct renewable energy company Solyndra. During the late 2000s, the Obama administration deployed its political capital to cultivate an environmentally friendly image for the president. In a quest for renewable energy as part of the stimulus package and at the urging of the...
  • The “Establishment” Is sSow to Learn; Senate Republicans Pushing for More #GreenPork

    04/11/2016 10:51:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Marita Noon
    In this election cycle, we hear a lot about the “establishment.” Most people are not really sure who they are, but they are sure that they do not like them. The anger toward the establishment is not party specific and has propelled two unlikely candidates: Donald Trump on the Republican side and Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democrats. The faithful following these outsiders may be more about “the grassroots trying to teach the establishment a lesson,” as Gary Bauer posited last month, than about affection for either man. In an InfoWars video, reporter Richard Reeves, at the University of Texas...
  • Van Jones accuses Donald Trump of acting “Un-American”

    11/27/2015 8:36:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 59 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/27/15 | Doug Book
    According to Van Jones, Donald Trump acted in an “Un-American” way when he claimed to have seen thousands of New Jersey Muslims on television, celebrating the 9/11 terror attacks. “This is just terrible. You have a presidential candidate who is deliberately stoking fear and smearing a whole population of people,” said Jones. “Somebody’s gonna go hurt some Muslim as a result of this kind of hatred.” For those who don’t remember, Van Jones is the dedicated Communist appointed by Barack Obama in 2009 as a special advisor for Green Jobs. Jones “…was the leader and founder of a radical group,...
  • Green dreams of jobs bonanza dashed in California

    08/18/2015 7:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2015 | Rick Moran
    Want a definition of a green boondoggle? This incredible report by the Associated Press tracking the three year program to tax corporations and give the money to schools for green energy projects - a ballot measure that promosed tens of thousands of new jobs - shows the total, abject failure of another green energy project. Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: California measure fails to create green jobs

    08/17/2015 7:49:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 | JULIA HOROWITZ
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved. Money is trickling in at a slower-than-anticipated rate, and more than half of the $297 million given to schools so far has gone to consultants and energy auditors. The board created to oversee the project and submit annual progress reports...
  • Pharrell Promotes Green Scam ‘Jobs’ That Kill the World’s Poor

    06/11/2015 5:12:29 PM PDT · by impetrio1
    Black & Right ^ | 6/11/15 | Conservation Conservatives
    Welcome in the latest celebrity suck-up to target and indoctrinate young people so fat, rich slobs can reap millions more (in the name of “jobs” for young people) while the world’s poor die because they are denied power.
  • Environmental Group Praises Michigan For Press Releases About 'Green Jobs'

    09/29/2014 11:57:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/28/2014 | Tom Gantert
    While job creation can be a badge of honor for many politicians, a report praising Michigan for adding "green jobs" is a bit premature. Environmental Entrepreneurs, which describes itself as "a national community of business leaders who promote sound environmental policy that builds economic prosperity," released a recent report that stated, “Michigan ranks third in clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced in second quarter.” The news made the rounds on social media and the announcement was re-Tweeted by former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The report, however, is not based on actual jobs created. It’s based on jobs “announced” by...
  • After Jobs Failure, Taxpayers Giving Solar Company Another Shot

    08/06/2014 1:50:32 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/2/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In 2009, then Gov. Jennifer Granholm hailed Suniva as a company that would help turn the state into the “epicenter” of manufacturing green energy products. She said Suniva was opening a photovoltaic plant in Saginaw Township that would create 500 jobs over the next five years. That plant never came to fruition, joining several other solar projects that didn't work out in Michigan. But the process is starting again with more job predictions and state subsidies if they come through this time. Suniva, a Georgia-based company, was going to invest $250 million in 2009 and would get a $15 million...
  • Sarah Palin is Right: Obama is Just Being Obama

    06/16/2014 4:35:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | John Ransom
    Sarah Palin is right. Obama losing Lois Lerner’s emails is worse than Nixon erasing 19 minutes of tape. Two years of emails is much more significant than 19 minutes of conversation. But then Obama’s just being Obama. If the IRS would only turn over the hard drive of Lois Lerner, I would happily be able to restore those lost two years of data. Do you know how hard it is to permanently delete data off of a hard drive? Very hard… you’d have to deliberately do it. It would be kind of like spending $1 trillion on shovel ready...
  • EPA Spends Millions Getting People $14 Per Hour Green Jobs

    05/15/2014 12:34:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 14, 2014
    The Environmental Protection Agency has handed out $3.6 million to 18 different community organizations across the country to train college graduates, the unemployed, low-income people and others to take on green jobs. To date, the EPA has funded 237 job training programs grants totalling more than $50 million to train 12,800 people how to work in the green industry. Of those trained, about 9,100 obtained green jobs — a 71 percent success rate at a cost of $5,500 in taxpayer funds per job. Last year, the free-market Institute for Energy Research estimated that the Department of Energy spent $26 billion...
  • When It Comes to Solar, Buy American

    05/03/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 14 replies
    fool.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | By Brandon Workman
    When It Comes to Solar, Buy American By Brandon Workman |May 3, 2014 CAPS Rating 4/5 Stars $72.15 $0.95 (1.33%)   Last week, the Cleantech Group and Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. co-released their 2013 Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, which tracks clean energy patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The index is meant to depict a trajectory of innovative activity in the clean energy sector. Among its highlights:  Solar, with 965 patents, was the No. 1 technology, overtaking fuel cells. And each year, the technology commands a greater share of patent activity: Image credit: Clean Energy Patent...
  • Where Have All the Green Jobs Gone?

    05/03/2014 8:14:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 22, 2014 | by Michelle Chen
    ...Five years ago, “green jobs” were all the rage in Washington. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was rolled out with a win-win agenda aimed at fixing the economy and healing the environment at once. Candidate Obama touted a “blueprint” for a green economy, with plans to create 5 million green jobs. Though federal green initiatives have provided vital seed money for wind farms and solar-generation projects nationwide, the blue-collar workers who have the most to gain from the projected clean-tech boom are still struggling to find any job, much less a green one. Indeed, some environmentalists say that green...
  • Yet Another Obama-Funded Electric Car Company Goes Belly Up

    04/10/2014 8:42:23 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Duane Lester
    Worst. Venture capitalist. Ever: -snip- My mistake. He’s not a venture capitalist. They use their own money. He’s just a typical Marxist. No idea about business but freely wastes everyone else’s money.
  • The light bulb ban provides a useful window into the mindset of liberals:

    01/03/2014 6:49:32 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    No Pasaran ^ | 01/01/2014 | No Pasaran
    Regardless of party affiliations, true conservatives have made the old fashioned light bulb—an unassuming household item—into a symbol for something much larger. But what, exactly? At the risk of sounding melodramatic, it has become symbolic of the fight between liberty and tyranny. The light bulb ban provides a useful window into the mindset of liberals. Here’s how they see the issue: energy-saving bulbs are better, therefore the others should be illegal. The pattern repeats itself in nearly every other realm: they determine the best policy, then impose it in a top down manner with no regard for states, localities, or...
  • Solar Industry Takes on Crony Capitalism in Arizona

    11/04/2013 6:52:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    A heated battle is taking place in Arizona between the fledgling solar industry and APS, the state’s largest energy company, which enjoys a state-granted near-monopoly over energy. In sunny Arizona, it is peculiar that solar energy is being portrayed as the bad guy. Since Arizona is a Republican-dominated state, APS is sneakily buying up influential Republicans, both directly and indirectly, to perpetuate its crony capitalism. The Washington Post refers to these Republicans as “some of the best pollsters and consultants money can buy.” The spin goes like this, “stop subsidizing the solar industry.” The word “subsidy” is used to scare...
  • Bankrupt solar panel firm took stimulus money, left a toxic mess, says report

    10/30/2013 3:07:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | October 30, 2013
    A Colorado-based solar company that got hundreds of millions of dollars in federal loan guarantees before going belly-up didn't just empty taxpayers' wallets - it left behind a toxic mess of carcinogens, broken glass and contaminated water, according to a new report. The Abound Solar plant, which got $400 million in federal loan guarantees in 2010, when the Obama administration sought to use stimulus funds to promote green energy, filed for bankruptcy two years later. Now its Longmont, Colo., facility sits unoccupied, its 37,000 square feet littered with hazardous waste, broken glass and contaminated water. The Northern Colorado Business Report...
  • Commentary: Black Leaders Are Building a Healthy Green Economy

    09/20/2013 7:55:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Black Entertainment Television BET ^ | September 18, 2013 | By Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
    At its annual conference this week, the CBC will address the most challenging issues facing Black America. They will talk at length about civil rights, education, public health and how to spur employment opportunities in African-American communities, where jobless rates are still hovering in the double digits — almost twice the national rate. And CBC’s environmental background will come in handy as they tackle this problem because the green economy offers one of our best shots at creating jobs and prosperity in Black communities. All over America, people of color are leading the way in the green economy — from...