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Secretary Chu Says DOE Research Led Shale Revolution, and Forecasts the Same for Renewables
National Public Radio's State Impact ^ | February 1, 2013 | Susan Phillips

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: climatechange; energy; globalwarming; obama; solyndra
This is the fool who wanted to paint every roof white.
1 posted on 02/05/2013 6:36:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You didn’t build that — the DOE bureaucrats built that!”


2 posted on 02/05/2013 6:38:41 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please God, make it end.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 6:42:05 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Never let a college professor spend your money.

4 posted on 02/05/2013 6:42:37 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: thackney; Nachum

Ping.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 6:44:41 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hydraulic Fracturing began about 100 years ago. Chu is an ass.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 6:44:41 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Chu, like Algore, claims credit for anything remotely beneficial. Next, he’ll claim credit for the light bulb.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 6:47:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just like Gore invented the internet.

These people are delusional.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 6:47:33 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All Socialists claim the same thing.

Judge us not by our results, but rather judge us by our intentions.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 6:48:04 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


10 posted on 02/05/2013 6:48:03 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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Whatever. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.


11 posted on 02/05/2013 6:50:05 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: norwaypinesavage
Good evening.

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...

5.56mm

12 posted on 02/05/2013 7:09:06 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Chu has been doing any “research” on fracking, it’s in hopes of finding some excuse to put an end to it.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 7:10:54 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
"…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.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 7:17:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thats it Chu. Let your inner communist self out.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 7:26:00 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just like Secretary Chu designed the cap for BP oil well in Gulf.
16 posted on 02/05/2013 7:36:27 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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17 posted on 02/05/2013 8:10:40 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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18 posted on 02/05/2013 8:11:45 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: OrioleFan
'Mystery plumber' may be brains behind containment cap
19 posted on 02/05/2013 8:25:44 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“…I believe we should be judged by... the character of our decisions.”

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.

20 posted on 02/05/2013 8:52:38 PM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Army Air Corps

Just like Al Gore invented the Internet.

No difference in contributions.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 6:23:25 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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