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  • Game Over for the Climate (we're doomed, DOOMED, I tell you!)

    05/10/2012 8:09:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    New York Cage Liner ^ | 5/10/12 | Hansen
    GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar sands reserves “regardless of what we do.” If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate. [AIEEE! - Ed.] Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source,...
  • Environmental groups collecting millions from federal agencies they sue, studies show

    05/08/2012 6:52:15 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    Deep-pocketed environmental groups are collecting millions of dollars from the federal agencies they regularly sue under a little-known federal law, and the government is not even keeping track of the payouts, according to two new studies. Under the Equal Access to Justice Act, or EAJA — which was signed into law by President Carter in 1980 to help the little guy stand up to federal agencies — litigants with modest means who successfully show government agencies wronged them can get their legal fees back from the taxpayer. But the act also covers 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including environmental groups that aggressively sue...
  • EPA Official: EPAs "philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of US energy producers

    04/25/2012 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/25/12 | JimInhofePressOffice
    In a Senate speech, Senator Inhofe will draw attention to a little known video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA's enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers. In this video Administrator Armendariz says: "But as I said, oil and gas is an enforcement priority, it's one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair amount of time looking at oil and gas production. And I gave, I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my...
  • 'Gaia' scientist James Lovelock: I was 'alarmist' about climate change

    04/23/2012 10:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2012, 10:35 am | Ian Johnston
    James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too. Lovelock, 92, is writing a new book in which he will say climate change is still happening, but not as quickly as he once feared. He previously painted some of the direst visions of the effects of climate change. In 2006, in an article in the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, he wrote that “before this century is over...
  • UN Report for Rio+20 Outlines Top-down “Green” World Order

    04/23/2012 7:25:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/23/2012 | Alex Newman
    A recently released United Nations report outlines the global body’s plan to foist a centrally planned “green” world order on all of humanity, making every level of government subservient to its “sustainable development” agenda. The upcoming Rio+20 sustainability conference in Brazil — held two decades after the first “Earth Summit” adopted Agenda 21 — will be used to solidify the foundation of the emerging planetary control system. Under the guise of a “green economy” — expected to cost trillions of dollars per year, according to the report — the UN intends to make use of coercive power at all levels...
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • Dropping Fossil Fuels For Green Energy Would Be Foolish

    04/16/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Editorial
    Barack Obama has been promising a green future since before he was president. While we might one day be powered by renewable energy, there's no reason to rush it. Fossil fuels are still abundant, reliable and cheap. Roughly 85% of our domestic energy is provided by fossil fuels. They generate more than 96% of the energy used in transportation and about 67% of the electricity we consume. Despite promises and commands from the Obama administration — the president pledged in 2009 to cut oil consumption 35% by 2030, for instance — these ratios aren't going to change much in coming...
  • Solyndra Fallout Stalls Energy Loans

    04/05/2012 7:38:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 4, 2012 | By RYAN TRACY
    The Energy Department was in such a rush three years ago to issue a loan to solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC that it gave the Treasury Department only a day to review the deal, according to a government report released Wednesday. Today, the situation is the opposite, industry officials say: The department is putting loans through such exacting reviews that some renewable-energy funds look as if they never will be disbursed. The issue came into focus Tuesday when the new chief executive of Fisker Automotive Inc. said the company would consider giving up on a hybrid-electric car factory in Delaware and...
  • TAKING DOWN OBAMA ISSUE BY ISSUE: the "greens" cash-in

    04/03/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies
    There's more Solyndras lurking in Obama's "green-land." The junk bond-rated Beacon, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt, AES’ subsidiary Eastern Energy, and the infamous, Solyndra all were beneficiaries of Obama's "green" obsession. According to a hard-hitting CBS News report; Beacon Power, a “green energy storage company,” received $43 million from the Obama admin. The deadheads in the Obama admin gave the biggest S%P 500 loser loan gurantees. The high-sounding "Solar Trust for America" received $2.1 billion in conditional loan guarantees from the DOE — “the largest amount ever offered to a solar project,” according to Obama's Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The project near...
  • Prof Says Global Warming Skepticism Is Racism…Wants It Diagnosed As a Disease

    04/03/2012 7:44:01 AM PDT · by Baynative · 100 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 31, 2012, | Andrea Ryan
    Professor Kari Norgaard has followed the lead of all the other Liberals who can’t use data and facts to win their argument. Professor Norgaard, from the University of Oregon, says to deny Global Warming junk science is “racism.” But, it’s even more absurd than that. If you reject the junk data, corruption, and blatant grab for power that is the Green Movement she wants you diagnosed with a disease. And treated.
  • Obama's Sneaky War on American Energy (video)

    04/01/2012 5:18:52 PM PDT · by SquarePants · 5 replies
    Liberty Minute ^ | 01 Apr 12 | PG
    With all the hoopla surrounding other events last week, you may have missed the latest news in Obama's ongoing War on American Energy... (video at link)
  • House approves offshore wind bill 88-47, administration accused of coercion

    04/01/2012 1:07:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | March 31, 2012 | Daniel Menefee
    The House passed the administration’s offshore wind power bill Friday amid accusations Gov. Martin O’Malley secured votes on the House Economic Matters Committee with disparity grants to committee members’ districts. “Those of you who have been here longer than two weeks know there’s a lot of complicated pressures that go into making a bill pass or fail,” said House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell. “Sometimes it takes a little nudge, sometimes it takes a carrot, and sometimes it takes a stick.” The disparity grant program in Maryland provides subsidies to jurisdictions with income tax receipts that fall below 75% of the...
  • Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says

    04/01/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says U.S. prestige falling as world has ‘pretty well given up’ on any American leadership facing climate change. ——- Nature’s Edge Notebook #23 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions One of the world’s most widely known and respected senior scientists tells ABC News that current denial about the basic daunting realities of manmade global warming is “just foolishness.” He also reports that the rest of the world has now “pretty well given up” on its hope for U.S. leadership in dealing with global climate change. His assessment reinforces our findings at the recent...
  • NV Energy windmill program generates rebates, little electricity

    03/30/2012 3:23:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    las vegas sun ^ | 3/30/2012 | By Anjeanette Damon
    A year ago, a Reno clean energy businessman warned the Public Utilities Commission that if it didn’t set a few standards for NV Energy’s wind rebate program, its customers could end up footing the bill for turbines that rarely produce electricity. One reason behind his concern: To be eligible for rebates, customers didn’t need to prove that the wind actually blows enough to justify installing a turbine on their property. “This could allow unscrupulous developers to sell turbines to unsuspecting customers who will not generate electricity from an installed turbine because there is no wind to power the turbine,” Clean...
  • Get the Government Out of Solar (Germany has learned her lesson. Will we?)

    03/29/2012 6:29:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 03/29/2012 | Adam Peshek
    <p>Could even higher energy prices be on the way for Americans?</p> <p>During his two-day, four-state energy tour last week, President Obama reiterated his strong support for tax-subsidized solar energy. The president has repeatedly vowed the U.S. would not cede the solar industry to "China or Germany because we refuse to make the same commitment here." But with Germany's recent cuts to solar subsidies and the U.S. Commerce Department's decision to impose tariffs on Chinese solar imports, the U.S. could be headed towards higher energy prices and wasted tax dollars thanks to the very policies created to compete with these nations.</p>
  • EPA Proposes Strict Limits on Coal Plants

    03/27/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    EPA Proposes Strict Limits on Coal Plants By RYAN TRACY And KEITH JOHNSON WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed strict limits on greenhouse-gas emissions from new power plants despite warnings from utilities and others that such a step to would lead to the demise of coal-fired electricity generation. The agency outlined a standard that analysts said would effectively ban new coal-fired stations unless they use carbon-capture technology, which hasn't yet been proven cost-effective. The EPA said the rule wouldn't apply to existing power plants, including when they make modifications to comply with other air-pollution rules, addressing a major concern...
  • Obama, if wind works so well why are Scots facing "heat or eat?" and paying over $7.00 for gas?

    03/26/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies · 5+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Scotland, one of Barack Obama’s models for his bogus wind power scam has literally seen the wind go out of her socialist politically correct sails. Scotland is the poster boy for the failure of wind power as a genuine source of energy. All of the high and mighty talk about wind as a viable alternative source of energy is now gone, not in the strong productive winds of the drawing board, but with the gentle breezes that are Scotland’s reality. The Scottish government’s ill-advised but politically correct “wind; not fossil fuel” scheme has so devastated the average Scottish household’s economy...
  • Obama: I won't walk away from promise of clean energy

    03/21/2012 3:52:25 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    cbs ^ | 3/21/2012 | Lucy Madison
    Kicking off two-day tour touting his energy policies, President Obama on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to expanding America's renewable energy sources, telling a crowd in Boulder City, Nevada that "as long as I'm president, I will not walk away from the promise of clean energy." Mr. Obama, speaking at the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Boulder City, highlighted his administration's efforts to reduce energy on foreign oil. He also blasted his Republican rivals for approaching energy with a mentality that he cast as old-fashioned and anti-innovation. "If some politicians had their way, there won't be any more public investments...
  • More Obama-backed Firms Fail But Enrich Their CEOs

    03/21/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by next media · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Excerpted Blog USBC News Blog ^ | 2012-03-21 | Blogger on The USBC Wire Blog
    Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonprofit watchdog organization, has cataloged nearly 20 energy companies that received taxpayer funded loans or grants and then developed financial troubles ranging from layoffs to bankruptcies. More troubling however are campaign donation links between the Obama administration and the companies it gave loans to....
  • Van Jones rallies Hawaii crowd in support of green projects, against Wall Street

    03/21/2012 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Van Jones rallies Hawaii crowd in support of green projects, against Wall Street Published March 21, 2012 | FoxNews.com Van Jones is returning to the spotlight as a green jobs cheerleader, hosting a rally Tuesday night organized to promote a "green" bank to finance alternative energy programs. According to the Hawaii Reporter, Jones gave the keynote address at Tuesday's rally, put together by groups who want the state to create a "State Partnership Bank." Among the legislative proposals is one to have the bank be led by the governor, union leaders and board members appointed by the Democrat-dominated legislature --...
  • When Will Obama Issue Greenhouse-Gas Rules?

    03/21/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 3/19/12 | Olga Belogolova
    Many Insiders contended that the White House, in weighing the political implications of issuing these rules, will “wait for a less turbulent political environment to move forward”—after the November election passes. “OMB is going to hold on to the [regulations] until after the election. No matter what the [regulations] say, they are going to send shock waves through the important Rust Belt states. To release [them] earlier would be a certain self-imposed wound,” one Insider said. Some Insiders maintained that Obama already handed a victory to his environmental base when he rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Algae Alimony: Obama donors stand to profit from president’s latest green energy fixation

    03/20/2012 7:56:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/20/12 | ndrew Stiles -
    President Obama’s most recent green energy fixation—algae—may suffer from the accusations of cronyism that have plagued his broader effort to promote non-fossil fuel energy sources through massive federal subsidies. Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration’s controversial stimulus package, and is poised to receive millions more as part of the president’s recent efforts to promote green biofuels such as algae. The firm employs a former member of the Obama-Biden transition team who, according to one online bio, “played a key...
  • President no longer worried about CO2: focus on alternative energy is economic says Obama, ....

    03/20/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 2+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | March 19, 2012 | Alec Rawls
    Guest post by Alec Rawls“President no longer worried about CO2!” That’s what the headlines should have read last week after Obama presented an elaborate argument that alternative energy is the only viable response to high energy prices without ever once mentioning CO2, global warming or climate change. Instead, he presented the need to lessen our reliance on oil purely as an economic imperative.Back when he thought that global warming was a winning concern Obama used to acknowledge that his anti-CO2 policies were going to cause high energy prices (forcing them to “necessarily skyrocket“). Now he is trying to use the...
  • Economy chills global warmists?

    03/20/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 20, 2012 | Editorial
    Your tax dollars at work. Lyle Scruggs, an associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, says the Great Recession is responsible for the spike in Americans' skepticism about man-made global warming. Based on his taxpayer-funded review of more than two decades of polling data, Mr. Scruggs says he has correlated people's belief in climate change with their economic well-being: the less secure they feel, the less likely they are to believe. At first blush, that seems logical. When the U.S. economy was robust, Americans were more willing to indulge the fantasies of Internet Al Gore and his...
  • Ethanol Policy Not Producing Desired Results

    03/20/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which mandated a steep rise in domestic ethanol production, is causing unforeseen negative consequences for food prices while failing to live up to the desired gasoline results and other expectations, concludes a Texas A&M University research team headed by an economics professor who studies energy issues.James Griffin James M. Griffin, director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, which is part of Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, and Mauricio Cifuentes Soto, a graduate student assisting him, say in their report that the goal of...
  • The Sad Plight of Obama’s Edsel (The Volt won't make it to 2017 -- the time he says he'll buy one)

    03/20/2012 6:35:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2012 | Rich Lowry
    President Barack Obama says he wants to buy a Chevy Volt when he’s out of office in five years. If getting into a General Motors electric automobile means so much to him, he’d better hope he loses in November. What the president dubbed the “car of the future” in a visit to a Volt plant may not make it to January 2017. The partially government-owned General Motors has suspended production of its government-approved miracle car and temporarily laid off 1,300 workers at a Detroit plant. The halt is the result of a piddling detail lost in the gushers of praise...
  • Crony Capitalism and Algae Energy

    03/20/2012 6:53:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Why on earth did President Obama offer algae as a solution to America's energy problems? I suspect that if he could, he would press the rewind button and erase the comment, as it has exposed him to widespread ridicule from heavyweights like Charles Krauthammer.  But the question remains: why bring it up at all?An answer may lie in his addiction to crony capitalism. Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon reports: Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration's controversial...
  • Yes He Does! 5 Ways Obama Controls Gas Prices

    03/19/2012 2:46:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    A plumpish girl making pizzas behind a counter methodically spreads red sauce on a circle of dough as she vents loudly to the cashier: “Do you drink soda pop? No? Well, I do. They say that pop makes you gain weight. I always gain weight from stress and I’m so stressed out. I don’t have enough money. I need a car for college and I can’t afford one. And gas is outrageous. It’s like $5! I mean, I could buy a bike for $5!” A few minutes later, the girl hands me my oven-ready pizza without looking up. She...
  • What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources? (Evidence mounting on limitless supply of oil)

    03/19/2012 6:58:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/18/2012 | Greg Lewis
    President Barack Obama and his green energy confederates are determined to scare the public about a declining supply of "fossil fuels." If we accept the idea that oil is produced by the conversion of organic matter -- from plants to dinosaurs -- under extreme pressure, we must also accept the idea that there is a limited supply of oil and that we've got to do everything we can to find a replacement for fossil fuels before we run out. The evidence is mounting that not only do we have more than a century's worth of recoverable oil in the United...
  • Obama compares Republicans to ‘flat earth society’ for stance on green energy

    03/15/2012 9:40:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/15/2012 | By David Nakamura
    President Obama blasted his Republican critics Thursday for their resistance to investing in alternative energy sources, comparing their stance to the beliefs of those who thought that Columbus would sail off the edge of the world. In another in a series of speeches defending his energy policies, Obama touted his push for green energy growth — including wind and solar power, electric cars and biofuels — as a way to help wean the nation from a dependence on foreign oil. And he mocked his rivals for failing to embrace his ideas. “If some of these folks were around when Columbus...
  • New Science Curriculum to Address Climate Change Controversy

    03/14/2012 2:02:21 PM PDT · by Sopater · 35 replies
    Education News ^ | March 14th, 2012 | Julia Lawrence
    The groups currently drafting new science standards for American classrooms have decided to include a section addressing the issue of climate change. The Congressionally chartered National Academies, including the National Research Council, plan to include a document drafted last year that says that human activities have at least a partial impact on climate.Although there’s a strong consensus in scientific literature on anthropogenic climate change, in America the issue is a source of significant controversy and debate. Just how strident the debate over climate change had become came as a surprise to one California middle school teacher: When Treena Joi, a...
  • Scarce Oil? U.S. Has 60 Times More Than Obama Claims

    03/14/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 55 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/14/2012 | John Merline
    When he was running for the Oval Office four years ago amid $4-a-gallon gasoline prices, then-Sen. Barack Obama dismissed the idea of expanded oil production as a way to relieve the pain at the pump. "Even if you opened up every square inch of our land and our coasts to drilling," he said. "America still has only 3% of the world's oil reserves." Which meant, he said, that the U.S. couldn't affect global oil prices....But the figure Obama uses — proved oil reserves — vastly undercounts how much oil the U.S. actually contains. In fact, far from being oil-poor, the...
  • Poll: Only 6% Willing To Buy Hybrid/Energy-Efficient Car To Save On Gas Cost

    03/14/2012 10:18:37 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 38 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - A new survey shows that rising gasoline prices will force changes in the driving habits of American adults, but only six percent of them said they plan to buy a hybrid/energy-efficient vehicle to alleviate pain at the pump. The online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from March 6-8, found that 3 in 4 adults in this country said they are changing their driving habits: -- 61 percent plan to drive less overall to save money -- 9 percent plan to carpool -- 8 percent plan to use public transportation -- 6 percent plan to...
  • What might Albert Einstein think about Barack Obama’s Green Energy Obsession…

    03/14/2012 8:38:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-14-12 | Vince
    As I’ve written before, I was a very uninformed young person for the first half of my life. I remember watching a movie in the Florida State student union about how Campbell’s Soup treated workers unfairly. I quickly decided to start my own boycott. Inexplicably, they somehow survived my boycott. I once went to the Tallahassee airport to try and meet Gary Hart before his presidential campaign imploded and I also sat on the stage when Jessie Jackson gave a speech during his 1984 race for the White House. As a Political Science undergraduate one of my professors, a self...
  • Rush Limbaugh Doubles Down On The Dumb About Solar

    03/13/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT · by null and void · 121 replies
    Solar Power World ^ | Sunday, March 11, 2012 &#8232; | Frank Andorka
    Wow. Just wow. Just when you thought Rush Limbaugh couldn’t possibly be any stupider (as most of you know, his vile, disgusting and misogynistic comments on Sandra Fluke have worked out so well for him),  he decided to double down on the dumb. On his March 5 program, Limbaugh said the following about the wind and solar energy markets (emphasis added): The problem with the Chevy Volt [the reason Limbaugh started his alternative energy rant in the first place] is just like all of Obama’s green energy, there’s no business there yet. There’s no solar energy business yet. There’s no...
  • GE rejects Republicans’ climate change doubts

    03/12/2012 5:22:30 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 11 March 2012 | Pilita Clark
    General Electric has brushed aside the doubts leading Republican presidential contenders have raised about climate science. The US industrial and financial conglomerate said it had long seen climate change as a valid concern after an internal evaluation of the scientific case in 2005. (Snip) Observers have attributed the party’s shift since the last election to a range of factors, including the rise of the anti-regulatory Tea Party and fears about unemployment. Others suggest the change is due to fossil fuel interests using so-called super PACs – the new generation of political action committees empowered by a 2010 Supreme Court ruling...
  • Obama's Approval Rate Plunges Due To Gas Prices

    03/12/2012 3:57:31 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 179 replies · 7+ views
    Asia One News ^ | March 12, 2012 | AFP
    WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama's job approval rating, weighed down by soaring gas prices, has plunged below 50 per cent, giving his political opponents what appears to be an opening in the November election, a new opinion poll showed. The survey by ABC News and The Washington Post indicated that only 46 per cent of Americans now approved of the way Obama is handling his job and 50 per cent disapproved. The situation was a reversal from early February when 50 per cent approved of the president's performance and 46 per cent disapproved. According to the survey, the drop...
  • Obama spends $10 million to develop $50 light bulb

    03/09/2012 11:36:59 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | Don Surber
    The Obama administration created a $10 million L Prize to award the manufacturer who came up with an affordable and efficient light bulb. One would think the marketplace would take care of that but our federal government no more believes in free enterprise than I believe in global warming. This program began under President Bush. Ah yes, who knows more about efficiency than the federal government? In August, Philips announced: “The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Philips Lighting North America has won the 60-watt replacement bulb category of the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition. The Department...
  • Maybe It Should Be Called the Chevrolet 'Vote' (Good piece)

    03/09/2012 11:40:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | March 8, 2012 | Patrick Michaels
    The Chevrolet Volt is everything that is wrong with Washington on four wheels, and investors (that’s you and me) should be furious. Wrong #1 : The Volt should be re-named the Vote. Who can forget that Super Bowl ad, with the pseudo-assembly line of Volts rolling through Hamtramck, Michigan, and the voice overlay that “this isn’t the car we wanted to build; it’s the car America had to build…from the heart of Detroit to the help [sic] of the country.” How true—corporate welfare on wheels, buying votes in a state vital to the President’s re-election. There is simply no...
  • ReVolt: Obama wants you to pay even more for cars nobody wants (To increase tax credit to $10K)

    03/08/2012 1:51:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2012 | Tina Korbe
    In a speech before the Daimler Trucks North America manufacturing plant in Charlotte, N.C. today, the president delivered his answer to rising gas prices: He wants to increase the $7,500 tax credit for alternative-energy vehicles to $10,000, earmark $1 billion to reward cities that provide infrastructure for such vehicles, earmark an additional $650 million for a research program to increase the range and decrease the price of the vehicles, and repeal $4 billion of tax incentives for oil and gas companies.Why? Here is a telltale paragraph from The New York Times: The creditÂ’s enhanced value would bring the purchase price...
  • £120 billion gamble on wind turbines:Green energy 'ten times dearer than power stations'

    03/07/2012 11:59:24 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 1 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8:52 AM on 7th March 2012 | By Sean Poulter
    A rush to green energy by spending billions covering much of the countryside with wind turbines would be an expensive blunder, a damning study has found. Professor Gordon Hughes of Edinburgh University said the massive programme will cost consumers £120billion by 2020 through higher bills. This is almost ten times more than the £13billion it would cost to generate the same amount of electricity from efficient gas-fired power stations, according to the leading energy and environment economist. Professor Hughes said families are being forced to subsidise wind farms through their bills. Meanwhile business energy costs are also being driven up,...
  • Oil is ‘the fuel of the past,’ says President Obama

    03/07/2012 2:14:01 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 7, 2012 | Olivier Knox |
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed oil as "the fuel of the past" as he made an unapologetic election-year pitch for his alternative energy industry policies and sniped at Republicans over painfully high gasoline prices. "They get out on the campaign trail—and you and I both know there are no quick fixes to this problem—but listening to them, you'd think there were," he said at a Daimler Truck manufacturing plant in the battleground state of North Carolina. Obama said that because the United States accounts for 20 percent of the world's consumption of oil but has only 2 percent of...
  • Electric cars and liberals’ refusal to accept science

    03/07/2012 8:26:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2012 | Charles Lane
    President Obama boasted at a United Auto Workers conference last week that General Motors was back in business, producing cutting-edge vehicles like the plug-in electric Chevrolet Volt. He even promised to buy one when his time in office ends “five years from now.” Whoops! Just three days later, GM announced that it would suspend Volt production for five weeks this spring, idling 1,300 workers at a Hamtramck, Mich., factory. Alas, Obama’s endorsements notwithstanding, there’s not much of a market for this little bitty car, at least not at the price of almost $32,000 — after a $7,500 federal tax rebate....
  • Obama: I’ll make energy prices “skyrocket” (11/2/2008. Obama's own words wanting higher prices)

    03/06/2012 3:28:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/2/2008 | Ed Morrissey
    In another clip from the same January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in which Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants, he also made an interesting admission about his entire energy plan. Obama told the editors that his policies would make energy prices “skyrocket” as the energy industry passed along the exorbitant costs of his cap-and-trade policy: The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really important,” and...
  • Abound Solar, Recipient Of $400 Million Federal Loan Guarantee, Halts Production

    03/01/2012 11:51:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies · 8+ views
    Forbes ^ | March 1, 2012 | by Todd Woody
    The solar shakeout continues as Abound Solar, a Colorado startup that aimed to take on industry leader First Solar with a $400 million federal loan guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories, halts production and lays off 180 workers. In addition to the $400 million loan guarantee, Abound, which was founded in 2007, has raised $260 million in venture funding from investors that include Invus Group, Bohemian Companies, DCM, GLG Partners, Technology Partners, BP Alternative Energy and West Hill Investors. Whether Abound can compete in an increasingly tough solar market remains in question.
  • The EPA's Day in Court

    03/01/2012 11:39:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 7+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | February 28, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    A number of states have joined with industry organizations to challenge new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency on the grounds that they run contrary to the Clean Air Act. Oral arguments began on February 28 before D.C.’s Court of Appeals.Previous cases have not gone so well. In 2007, in Massachusetts v. EPA, the Supreme Court affirmed the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act. And last year, the Court unanimously threw out a lawsuit, American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, that was brought by eight states. In its decision, the court held...
  • Bright the latest Indiana electric vehicle startup to call it quits

    02/29/2012 9:37:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 29, 2012 | By Julie Wernau
    Just when it seemed like things couldn't get worse, Indiana received more bad news on the electric vehicle front Wednesday as another promising hopeful announced it would call it quits. Bright Automotive, which had plans to deliver 300 manufacturing jobs to Indiana by 2012 pending the outcome of a loan from the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program, announced Wednesday it has withdrawn its DOE application and will wind down operations in Indiana. In a scathing letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Bright Automotive Chief Executive Reuben Munger and Chief Operating Officer Mike Donoughe described an overly bureaucratic...
  • Obama's Energy Plan -- Algae

    02/24/2012 7:44:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Obama's Energy Plan -- Algae By Susan Jones February 24, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - "The American people aren't stupid," President Obama said on Thursday -- as he insisted that drilling for more oil on U.S. territory is "not a strategy to solve our energy challenge." The president's solution? Algae, for one. There are no quick fixes to the nation's eneergy problem, the president said, dismissing Republican calls for more drilling as a "bumper sticker." "We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance -- algae," the president said at...
  • Obama Gave Billions to Green Energy Companies with Ties to His Administration and 2008 Campaign

    02/23/2012 1:27:06 PM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/16/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Overall, the Post found that $3.9 billion in federal grants and financing flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers. Obama’s program to invest federal funds in start-up companies — and the failure of some of those companies — is becoming a rallying cry for opponents in the presidential race. Mitt Romney has promised to focus on Obama’s “record” as a “venture capitalist.” And in ads and speeches, conservative groups and the Republican candidates are zeroing in on the administration’s decision to extend $535 million to the now-shuttered solar firm Solyndra and...
  • Obama: 'Developing new energy critical' (Once again, Mullah Obama rules out expanded oil drilling)

    02/23/2012 1:21:28 PM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/23/2012 | staff
    U.S. President Obama told an audience in Florida Thursday Republicans are saying "drill, drill, drill," but that's not an energy plan, it's a "bumper sticker." The president said it was critical to develop diverse energy resources. He also attacked government subsidies for oil companies. "Four billion dollars," Obama said. "These are the same oil companies that have been making record profits off the money you spend at the pump. And now they deserve another $4 billion from us? "It's outrageous. It's inexcusable. And every politician who's been fighting to keep these subsidies in place should explain to the American people...