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  • BREAKING: Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign

    10/17/2019 8:16:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/17/2019 | Bronson Stocking
    President Trump said Rick Perry will be departing "at the end of the year," and said the secretary of energy has done a "fantastic job." The president also said the administration will be announcing Perry's replacement soon. The president suggested Perry had a hand in picking his replacement and said it will likely be a "he in this particular case." JUST IN: President Trump says Energy Sec. Rick Perry is "going at the end of the year." https://t.co/SvZxUjgAQb pic.twitter.com/FOO8MElVMp— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 17, 2019 The former Texas governor was in his home state Thursday when he reportedly told President...
  • Gavin Newsom demands PG&E pay $100 to each customer affected by California blackouts

    10/14/2019 4:07:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 81 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 14th, 2019 | By Bryan Anderson
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants PG&E to give $100 to each of the hundreds of thousands of customers who experienced blackouts last week when the company shut off power to swaths of Northern California. “Californians should not pay the price for decades of PG&E’s greed and neglect,” Newsom announced on Monday. “PG&E’s mismanagement of the power shutoffs experienced last week was unacceptable. We will continue to hold PG&E accountable to make radical changes – prioritizing the safety of Californians and modernizing its equipment.” In a letter to the state’s Public Utilities Commission on Monday, Newsom confirmed that the state would...
  • Refinery Fire in Crockett, CA

    10/15/2019 4:09:58 PM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 32 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | 10/15/2019 | Amy Hollyfield
    Reports of a tank farm fire at the refinery in Crockett, CA. The tanks are some ways from the main plant, however the fire is spreading to other tanks. Three are alight so far. Information comes from someone on site.
  • Corrupt Senators Took Ukraine Cash

    10/15/2019 6:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    a group of Democratic senators took cash from a Ukraine lobbyist to push Ukrainian gas interests at the same time the Democrats are pushing the Trump-Ukraine yarn. ... Remember Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business partner? .. previously been a top fundraiser for John Kerry, who was Secretary of State at the time. And soon after Devon and Hunter joined the Burisma Board, the company channeled $90,000 to a lobbying firm called ML Strategies, which was headed by none other than David Leiter, John Kerry's former chief of staff. That's handy because then-Secretary of State John Kerry himself has visited Ukraine...
  • California’s Dark Ages-Why the progressive paragon is living like it’s 1899.

    10/14/2019 9:31:27 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/2019 | The Editorial Board
    Californians are learning to live like the Amish after investor-owned utility PG&E this week shut off power to two million or so residents to prevent wildfires amid heavy, dry winds. Blame the state’s largest blackout on a perfect storm of bad policies. For years the utility skimped on safety upgrades and repairs while pumping billions into green energy and electric-car subsidies to please its overlords in Sacramento. Credit Suisse has estimated that long-term contracts with renewable developers cost the utility $2.2 billion annually more than current market power rates. PG&E customers pay among the highest rates in America. But the...
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • Free Trader Paul Krugman Admits Failure of Globalization for American Workers: ‘Major Mistake’

    10/14/2019 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    Economist Paul Krugman, the longtime defender of global free trade and a member of the failed “Never Trump” movement, now admits that globalization has failed American workers. In a column for Bloomberg titled “What Economists (Including Me) Got Wrong About Globalization,” Krugman admits that the economic consensus for free trade that has prevailed for decades has failed to recognize how globalization has skyrocketed inequality for America’s working and middle class workers. Krugman, though, writes that he and his fellow free trade economists “had no way to know” that globalization of the American economy or a surge in trade deficits “were...
  • Iran says it discovered a natural gas reserve that could create $40 billion in revenue

    10/13/2019 5:25:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 13, 2019 | Artemis Moshtaghian
    Iran announced on Sunday that it has discovered a new natural gas reserve with the capacity to produce nearly 400 million barrels of gas condensate, which could generate a total of $40 billion. The natural gas field, named Eram, is located near the Persian Gulf in the southwestern province of Fars and holds about 19 trillion cubic feet of gas, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Deputy Managing Director Reza Dehghan said at a press conference. "We have the potential to identify more undiscovered oil and gas reserves (in the country) by using geophysical exploration techniques and discovery drilling and will...
  • North Korea publishes satellite image of California at night

    10/13/2019 11:44:35 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    Daily Fail by People's Cube ^ | October 11, 2019 | Red Square
    DAILY FAIL: The most current truth from around the world TODAY'S HEADLINES: North Korea publishes satellite image of California at night CALIFORNIA STRONG: "Five dollar a gallon gas is no big deal 'cuz there's no electricity to run the pumps anyway." DEPORTATIONS ARE COMING: California Governor Gavin Newsom blames electricity blackouts on Russian kulaks, vows revenge. CLIMATE STUDY: "There's no need for climate protests in China because China is already communist." NBA replaces U.S. anthem with China's, encourages players to kneel. Ushanka tip to Margaret and Mi for the headlines, and to ThePeoplesComrade for the Daily Fail concept.
  • Queen's £100m a year windfall: Green energy earnings of the Royal Family are set to be boosted by...

    10/13/2019 12:51:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    daily mail ^ | 10/12/2019 | By IAN GALLAGHER CHIEF REPORTER FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
    The Queen and Prince Charles could make more than £100million a year from the huge expansion of offshore windfarms – thanks to a change in the way that the monarchy is funded. The green energy earnings of the Royal Family are being significantly boosted by an auction, which formally began last week, for the biggest offshore windpower development in the world. If they were still being paid by the long-established Civil List, the Royals would not have benefited. ... Prince Charles is a vociferous campaigner for renewable energy sources but is opposed to turbines being erected on land – particularly...
  • The Berkeley hills go dark and residents step up to help one another (liberal paradise alert)

    10/12/2019 9:11:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | 10/10/2019 | Kate Darby Rauch, Frances Dinkelspiel
    All was quiet at dawn in the north Berkeley Hills. A few people were out in the early morning darkness, walking dogs, jogging, waiting for the bus. The contrast was stark looking down to the flats where power had not been lost and the lights were still on. A longtime resident on Creston Road, who said he was retired from the tech industry and didn’t want to give his name, was out with a flashlight in case people needed help. “We have elderly people up here,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure no one was panicking.” Like several...
  • Man on oxygen dies 12 minutes after crews shut off power to prevent more fire in California

    10/11/2019 5:36:27 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 77 replies
    kctv ^ | Oct 11, 2019 | Meredith Digital Staff
    Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire. El Dorado County Fire Chief Lloyd Ogan said Friday that fire personnel responded to a call in Pollock Pines that came in after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. He said crews arrived to find an unresponsive man in his 60s and were unable to revive him. Ogan said the man's oxygen equipment required power but could not say whether the shutdown was related to his death. PG&E spokesman...
  • The $850 Quadrillion Space Weapon Obama Refused To Build

    10/10/2019 1:51:35 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 56 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-10-2019 | Juli
    Even if you haven’t seen Star Wars, everyone knows about the Death Star. But how realistic is the idea of the Death Star, and how much energy would it really take power such a monstrosity? In the off chance that you’ve spent some time away from Earth over the last few decades and you don't know what a Death Star is, it is only the most powerful space station ever imagined and has the ability to blow up an entire planet. The Death Star is such a mind-bogglingly fantastic concept that it even gave rise to a half-serious petition to...
  • Lights out: Power cut in California to prevent deadly fires

    10/09/2019 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    AP ^ | October 9,2019 | BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA
    The unpopular move sparked a run on supplies at stores and came after two years of catastrophic fires sent Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy and forced it to take more aggressive steps to prevent blazes. The drastic measure caused a wave of impacts, from long lines at supermarkets and hardware stores to backups at traffic lights that had gone dark. Schools and universities canceled classes, offices were closed and many businesses were shuttered. With the sun shining, not a wisp of smoke in the air and only gentle breezes, the historic action was condemned by those inconvenienced. “It’s unreasonable....
  • COSCO Tankers Go Dark

    10/09/2019 3:38:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 43 replies
    About a third of the tankers owned by COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) have shut off their AIS systems after the U.S. imposed sanctions on the company for allegedly shipping Iranian crude, reports Reuters. Ship tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon indicates that in the week ending October 7, 14 tankers, including nine VLCCs, have gone dark. The U.S. imposed sanctions on the company on September 25. At the time, the U.S. Department of State said the company, along with five others, knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the transport of oil from Iran in defiance of sanctions set in place...
  • California's PG&E cuts power to more than 1M residents to prevent wildfires

    10/09/2019 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    FOX Business ^ | October 9, 2019
    Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s biggest utility company, shut off electricity to more than 1 million people on Wednesday in an effort to prevent wildfires caused by downed power lines. The utility said it cut power to more than 500,000 customers in Northern California and that it plans to gradually turn off electricity to nearly 800,000 customers to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires during hot, windy weather. A second group of about 234,000 customers will lose power starting at noon, the utility said. The power outages are expected to affect about 2.5 million people. The utility plans to shut...
  • The Green 'New' Deal is the Old Agenda 21

    10/09/2019 8:24:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 9, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Greta Thunberg became the poster child for climate hysteria and fraud by sailing across the Atlantic in a supposedly “zero-carbon” yacht, the Malizia II, which in fact was made out of petroleum products from stem to stern ... Malizia II, like the rest of the yachts in the Imoca 60 class, is constructed from high-tech carbon fiber composites to make it ultra light and fast. It is the ultimate play thing of the wealthy elite. These boats are made of hydrocarbons, not to mention all the energy it took to make them. Carbon fiber composites are primarily made from propane...
  • We now know why Thad Cochran did not sign the Senate letter to Iran and it’s not good

    03/12/2015 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 30 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | 3/12/15 | Ryan S. Walters
    GOP power broker Haley Barbour’s lobby shop, BGR Group, represents a Russian bank that has financed a company that helped build Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, according to corporate documents and lobbying disclosure records. The bank is owned by a secretive oligarch, Mikhail Fridman, who has met at least twice with White House officials in the last few years, according to visitor logs.
  • Chinese state oil firm has withdrawn from 5 billion deal to develop Iranian natural gas field

    10/06/2019 7:44:45 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 9 replies
    China National Petroleum Corp has pulled out of a deal to develop Iran’s South Pars field. Photo: APChina National Petroleum Corp has pulled out of a deal to develop Iran’s South Pars field. China National Petroleum Corp has pulled out of a deal to develop Iran’s South Pars field. Photo: AP Chinese state-owned oil company China National Petroleum Corporation has pulled out of a US$5 billion deal to develop a portion of Iran’s massive offshore natural gas field, the Islamic Republic’s oil minister said on Sunday, after France’s Total SA earlier withdrew from the agreement over US sanctions. The South...
  • Iran Says China Has Pulled Out Of South Pars Natural Gas Project

    10/06/2019 9:27:24 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh says China's national petroleum company has pulled out of a $5 billion deal to help develop Iran's giant South Pars natural gas field in the Persian Gulf. The development, announced by Zanganeh on the ministry's SHANA website, comes amid economic pressure on both Iran and China from the United States. It also follows a series of military confrontations in the area between Iran and the naval forces of Britain and the United States. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) became the dominant investor in plans for the expansion of South Pars, the world’s largest gas...