Skip to comments.Secretary Chu Says DOE Research Led Shale Revolution, and Forecasts the Same for Renewables
Posted on 02/05/2013 6:36:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who came to the White House leading a push for green energy, but got snarled by the Solyndra bankruptcy, announced his plan to resign on Friday. Chu wrote a long explanation of his decision to Energy Department employees. In the letter Chu seemed to begin by defending his tenure against critics who decried the loans made to the solar company Solyndra under his watch.
I believe we should be judged not by the money we direct to a particular State or district, company, university or national lab, but by the character of our decisions.
Chu laid out a number of accomplishments in promoting renewable energy sources and warned of disturbing climate change weather events that may lie ahead.
During the three decades from 1980 to 2011, the number of violent storms, floods, droughts, heat waves, wildfires, as tabulated by the reinsurance company Munich Re, has increased more than three-fold. They also estimate that the financial losses follow a trend line that has gone from $40 billion to $170 billion dollars per year. Most of those losses were not insured, and the country suffering the largest losses by far is the United States
(Excerpt) Read more at stateimpact.npr.org ...
“You didn’t build that — the DOE bureaucrats built that!”
Please God, make it end.
Never let a college professor spend your money.
Hydraulic Fracturing began about 100 years ago. Chu is an ass.
Chu, like Algore, claims credit for anything remotely beneficial. Next, he’ll claim credit for the light bulb.
Just like Gore invented the internet.
These people are delusional.
All Socialists claim the same thing.
Judge us not by our results, but rather judge us by our intentions.
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Whatever. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
The Shale Revolution was brought about by horizontal drilling and fracking. Both came from industry. Fracking started in the late 40s. The DOE didn't even exist until the late 70s. This guy is a babbling idiot.
Just had to be repeated again for the LIV.
Oh, and algore invented the Internet...
If Chu has been doing any “research” on fracking, it’s in hopes of finding some excuse to put an end to it.
" I believe we should be judged not by the money we direct to a particular State or district, company, university or national lab, but by the character of our decisions." ...and warned of disturbing climate change weather events that may lie ahead...People may have died, but at least Bush didn't lie.
Thats it Chu. Let your inner communist self out.
So investing in a bunch of start-ups that went bankrupt is explained away as being of good character. This guy wasn't fit to empty the wastepaper bins at the DOE let alone be the secretary.
You imagine that they have reached the outer limits of imbecility in D.C. and then you get a statement like that and realize that they have only just begun. It would be funny if it wasn't so frightening.
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