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  • Budget Insanity

    07/11/2012 4:16:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | John Stossel
    Last year, Congress agreed to $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, unless politicians find other things to cut. They didn't, of course. So now, with so-called sequestration looming in January, panic has set in. Even the new "fiscally responsible" Republicans vote against cutting Energy Department handouts to companies like Solyndra and subsidies to sugar producers. Many claim that any cut in military spending will weaken America and increase unemployment. It's another demonstration of the politicians' addiction to spending -- and how we are complicit. "One more infrastructure bill" or "this jobs plan" will jumpstart the economy, and then we'll kick...
  • Saying No to Sequestration

    05/17/2012 11:37:24 PM PDT · by neverdem
    National Review Online ^ | May 17, 2012 | Jamie M. Fly
    At a recent discussion in Washington, a Democratic strategist said that President Obama’s speeches were like a Rorschach test. You can read into them anything you want to. He was referring to the president’s statements on economic policy, but the same can be said of this president’s foreign policy.From Kabul, the president announces a strategic accord with Afghanistan, pledging a long-term commitment to that country’s future while he simultaneously talks about ending the war and focusing on nation building at home.His surrogates question whether Governor Romney would have had the guts to order the operation that killed Osama bin...
  • Los Gatos green cement manufacturer to test product in Santa Cruz

    12/04/2010 11:21:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 3, 2010 | Kurtis Alexander
    SANTA CRUZ -- The Los Gatos startup that pledged to turn greenhouse gas into cement has landed its first job: a sidewalk in the city of Santa Cruz. While a relatively small project, the 400-foot walkway off Morrissey Boulevard will serve as a big test for plans by the environmentally minded Calera Corp. to capture carbon dioxide exhaust from the Moss Landing Power Plant and fashion it into commercially viable construction materials, like cement. "We're at the point where we want to start using our materials in the built-in environment," said Martin Devenney, vice president of materials development at Calera....
  • Kerry's Powerless America Act

    05/12/2010 5:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulations: Call it cap-and-trade or bait-and-switch, but John Kerry and Joe Lieberman continue to tilt at windmills with a bill to restrain energy growth in the name of saving the planet.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackThe bill introduced Wednesday and sponsored by the two senators is called the American Power Act, an Orwellian phrase if ever there was one. Like President Obama's offshore drilling program, for every "incentive" there is a restriction. It's as if Hamlet were to be appointed Secretary of Energy. The legislation has little to do with developing America's vast domestic energy supply. It's...
  • Shell dumps wind, solar and hydro power in favour of biofuels

    03/19/2009 10:03:24 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 47 replies · 2,274+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 17 March 2009 | Tim Webb
    Shell will no longer invest in renewable technologies such as wind, solar and hydro power because they are not economic, the Anglo-Dutch oil company said today. It plans to invest more in biofuels which environmental groups blame for driving up food prices and deforestation. Executives at its annual strategy presentation said Shell, already the world's largest buyer and blender of crop-based biofuels, would also invest an unspecified amount in developing a new generation of biofuels which do not use food-based crops and are less harmful to the environment. The company said it would concentrate on developing other cleaner ways of...
  • Burying CO2 to fight global warming a step closer to reality

    05/25/2008 11:29:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies · 79+ views ^ | May 25, 2008
    Washington, May 25: Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and burying it away underground, which has on paper been described as one of the most effective in cutting down on greenhouse gases, is moving closer to reality. According to a report in Discovery News, the process, known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), has already been given the green signal by the US Department of Energy (DOE), with a funding of 126 million dollars for two large-scale carbon storage projects in California and the Midwest. The DOE had previously announced 253.7 million dollars in funding for four others. "The announcement of these...
  • Deep-Sea Sediments Could Safely Store Man-Made Carbon Dioxide

    08/24/2006 11:58:14 AM PDT · by cogitator · 54 replies · 803+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | August 17, 2006 | Staff Writers
    An innovative solution for the man-made carbon dioxide fouling our skies could rest far beneath the surface of the ocean, say scientists at Harvard University. They've found that deep-sea sediments could provide a virtually unlimited and permanent reservoir for this gas that has been a primary driver of global climate change in recent decades, and estimate that seafloor sediments within U.S. territory are vast enough to store the nation's carbon dioxide emissions for thousands of years to come. Harvard's Kurt Zenz House and Daniel P. Schrag, along with colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University, detail the...

    05/28/2006 9:36:07 PM PDT · by Mia T · 78 replies · 3,266+ views
    Alamo-Girl, Loretta Lynn,, National Press Club, C-SPAN | 5.29.06 | Mia T
    QUID PRO COAL2: CLINTON CORRUPTION + THE SEQUESTRATION OF GASEOUS FOSSILS(HILLARY DOES COAL AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB) by Mia T, 4.27.06 But we have to deal with coal, because we have huge resources of coal. Coal is to us what oil is to Saudi Arabia. And part of our domestic strategy must involve coal. But unless we learn to burn it cleanly, the price of independence from imported oil by using coal will be accelerated global warming. Even if the United States never burned another lump of coal, China is bringing on-line a 1,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant...