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  • Black Hills customers 'mad as hell' over proposed rate increase ( Colorado )

    09/13/2014 7:41:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    KRDO ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Michelle San Miguel
    PUEBLO, Colo. - Black Hills executives heard another earful from its customers during a hearing on its proposed rate increase. "I'm mad as hell about these rate increases," said Frank Soudek. "Reasonably priced power. That's what we're asking for," said Lee Gladney. Black Hills wants to increase utility rates by 4 percent starting next year to make up for the construction cost of a wind farm in Huerfano County.
  • Macomb Community College’s Renewable Energy Program

    09/09/2014 3:04:53 AM PDT · by equaviator · 10 replies
    Macomb Community College ^ | May 31, 2104 | Kiernan Manion
    We would like to take this time to announce the many programs that Macomb Community College has to offer! The idea of providing energy sources outside of electricity, and in the theme of a doomsday, emergency scenario, the many programs, areas of study, and implementation of new technologies at MCC are worth exploring! First and foremost, the Renewable Energy Certificate program and courses available through Macomb Community College are instrumental in building the foundation for a career in the field of Renewable Energy. Within the scope of preparing for natural disasters or widespread electrical failures, renewable and alternative energies are...
  • Green Group Suggested Video Cameras to Spy on Farmer

    09/04/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT · by Henry Hnyellar · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 25, 2014 | Kevin Mooney
    An environmental group that stands accused of overstepping its inspection authority and trespassing across a Virginia farm also tried to have video cameras installed to monitor the property. An officer of the Piedmont Environmental Council proposed that one of that group’s board members “runs a security company and could offer the use of security cameras to record visitors,” according to documents examined by The Daily Signal. Martha Boneta, who owns Liberty Farm in Paris, Va., last year sued the Piedmont Environmental Council and others because, she said, PEC encouraged Fauquier County officials to harass her with citations of zoning violations...
  • Having solved all other problems, Obama to fix your dishwasher

    08/31/2014 6:56:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I guess he really was multitasking out on the golf course. The President’s team has been hard at work behind the scenes, coming up with a strategy … well, maybe we should say plan, to address the nation’s many challenges. Spurred by President Obama’s climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, lamps and many more appliances.The administration says the standards will not only help the planet but also stimulate the economy by saving consumers money on their energy bills that they can spend...
  • The Koch Brothers: Award-Winning Eco-Stewards: 792 awards for environmental quality and philanthropy

    08/15/2014 5:08:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    In Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s febrile mind, Charles and David Koch are twin volcanoes. They mercilessly belch hot, noxious gases into Earth’s feeble atmosphere. Maybe the evil Koch brothers can’t help it. More likely, though, they pollute heavily — just for laughs. “Charles and David Koch are waging a war against anything that protects the environment,” Reid bellowed on the Senate floor last May. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the...
  • Ramping up is hard to do when logging in northern Arizona

    08/03/2014 3:06:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | August 1, 2014 | Eric Betz
    How do you turn hundreds of thousands of acres of smallish trees into a profitable product? If you’re the Campbell Group, contractors for the Four Forests Restoration Initiative, you do it the old-fashioned way: Convert timber into lumber. Company officials say they will forgo more costly biofuel efforts for now as they prepare to thin 300,000 acres of northern Arizona forests. But the company faces a challenge even larger than the small trees. The logging industry has all but vanished from this region of the country. To thin that many acres, they’ll need drastically more loggers, trucks and mills. At...
  • Manufacuturers' study: New EPA rules could cost Arkansas 10,000 jobs

    07/31/2014 4:15:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The City Wire ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Wesley Brown
    A study released by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on Thursday said the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ozone standards could cause Arkansas to lose more than 10,000 jobs, pay more than $240 million in environmental compliance costs, and shut down most of the state’s coal-fired electric generation. “Manufacturing in the United States is making a comeback, and we’re reducing emissions at the same time, but tightening the current ozone standard to near unachievable levels would serve as a self-inflicted wound to the U.S. economy at the worst possible time,” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said. “This rule...
  • EPA's proposed ozone rules could choke Louisiana industry, business group says

    07/31/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | July 31, 2014 | By Jennifer Larino
    Louisiana businesses and consumers could face one of the most expensive federal regulations in history, according to a new study released Thursday (July 31) by the National Association of Manufacturers, an industry advocacy group. The study, conducted for the association by NERA Economic Consulting, estimates it will cost Louisiana companies $189 billion over two decades to comply with new limits on ozone emissions the Environmental Protection Agency is slated to propose later this year. The report says the Louisiana economy stands to lose as much as $53 billion in gross state product and nearly 117,000 jobs per year if the...
  • Venezuela climate summit calls for end to “green economy” - an end to capitalism

    07/24/2014 1:13:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    RTCC - Responding To Climate Change ^ | July 23, 2014 | Sophie Yeo
    UN-backed event ends with unusual call from civil society groups to end capitalism A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy. The Margarita Declaration was issued at the end of a four-day meeting of around 130 green activist groups, which the Venezuelan government hosted in order to raise the volume of civil society demands in UN discussions on climate change. “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” the final declaration said. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system.”...
  • 130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

    07/23/2014 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mitchel Bastasch
    Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped without ending the “hegemonic capitalist system,” saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are “false solutions.” “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system,” the declaration adds. Environmental activists met in the oil producing, socialist country of Venezuela as part of a United Nations-backed event to increase civil engagement in the lead up to a major climate...
  • Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

    07/20/2014 5:40:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 20, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO — Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said. For years, dams have been one of California's main sources of clean energy, generating power without spewing greenhouse gases into the air. "If there's less hydro, the power has to come from somewhere," said Victor Niemeyer of the Electric Power Research Institute. "You have to burn more gas, and that costs more money." A power plant operator that uses more natural gas, raising its emissions, must make up by buying "allowances" under the...
  • Islamic World's First Eco-Friendly Mosque Opens in Dubai

    07/19/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, July 19, 2014
    Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque, in Bur Saeed Street, Deira has the capacity for 3,500 worshippersDubai's Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) on Friday opened the first environmentally friendly mosque in the entire Islamic world to worshippers. The Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque, in Bur Saeed Street, Deira, Dubai, has the capacity for some 3,500 worshippers who attended the first Friday sermon at the mosque given by Sheikh Salih Al Maghamsi, imam of the Quba Mosque in Medinah, Saudi Arabia. Located on 105,000 square feet of land, the new green mosque was designed with energy efficiency in mind and was built with...
  • 10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat

    07/09/2014 3:52:31 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7-9-14 | Hayley Peterson
    The graphic focuses on 10 of the world's most powerful food and beverage companies: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Danone, Mars, Mondelez International, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nestle, and Associated British Foods. Oxfam calls these companies the Big 10 and keeps a scorecard on their environmental impact on a website devoted to the nonprofit's "Behind the Brands" campaign. The campaign aims to make the companies more environmentally and socially conscious. According to one of Oxfam's most recent reports, the Big 10 emitted 263.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 and if the companies were a nation, it would be the 25th...
  • Power grab: EPA wants to garnish wages of polluters

    07/09/2014 7:50:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service..... ....Critics said the threat of garnishing wages would be a powerful incentive for people to agree to expensive settlements rather than fight EPA charges. EPA officials did not respond to repeated questions by The Washington Times about why they thought it was necessary to garnish people’s wages. The EPA announced the plan last week in a notice in the Federal Register, saying...
  • Ohio Eliminates In-state Renewable Energy Mandate

    06/27/2014 10:07:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/22/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich signed legislation that ends Ohio’s in-state wind energy mandate and also signed a measure to keep wind turbines farther away from neighboring property. Gov. Kasich signed Senate Bill 310 on June 13. Wind plants in Ohio, unlike in Michigan, will now have to try to compete with cheaper wind generated electricity from states where wind power is produced more efficiently. In addition, the legislation freezes the state’s overall renewable energy mandate for two years, while lawmakers re-evaluate it. Michigan still has an in-state wind mandate and the state Legislature has not made any serious effort...
  • Wind Power 'Success Story' Was a Massive Failure

    06/26/2014 11:33:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/26/2014 | Tom Gantert
    A few years ago, Vice President Joe Biden called a wind turbine facility in Saginaw one of the top "100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America." In 2010, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awarded Merrill Technologies Group a $22 million advanced energy manufacturing tax credit that then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm's office said was used to buy advanced manufacturing equipment needed to create wind turbine components in a facility in Saginaw. The Recovery Act also gave Merrill Technologies another $3 million. The former governor trumpeted the facility as the future of Michigan's economy that would help create 89,918 clean energy...
  • T.W. Shannon Hits James Lankford on Young Illegal Immigrant Influx

    06/23/2014 9:07:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    NRO ^ | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama designated Fort Sill, Okla., as one of the military installations that would house the surge of young illegal immigrants coming to the United States, and the decision could be a factor in the homestretch of another Republican primary, just two weeks after immigration helped sink House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (R., Va.). Former House Speaker T.W. Shannon has primarily faulted Representative James Lankford for voting to raise the debt-ceiling, but the recent spate of border crossings by minors has given him another weapon to use against his campaign to replace retiring Senator Tom Coburn.
  • EDITORIAL: Strange priorities at the VA - sick wait while solar panels and windmills move to the fro

    06/20/2014 6:13:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2014 | Editorial
    ".........The green office isn’t merely a desk and telephone tucked away in the dark corner of a nondescript government building. It’s a substantial undertaking, with all the luxury, bells and whistles of a bureaucracy that means business. Eric K. Shinseki, who resigned as secretary in the wake of the VA scandal of the sin of omission, traveled the country to boast of the green initiative. In one instance, he traveled to Massachusetts to flick the switch at a half-million-dollar windmill project at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. “Nationally,” he said, “VA continues to expand its investment in renewable sources of energy...
  • Red State Democrats Risk Becoming Carbon Heretics

    06/17/2014 7:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/17/2014 | Kyle Smith
    In the late 1980s the Democratic Party decided that appealing to its donor base required strict adherence to the notion of abortion on demand. Anyone who was pro-life (like Al Gore [1], Jesse Jackson [2], and Harry Reid [3]) either switched sides or was chased out of the party.Today, there are virtually no pro-life Democrats. And soon, thanks to a major push from Barack Obama to please his Sierra Club and Hollywood donors by saddling the coal industry with strict new regulations, there may be no pro-carbon energy Democrats. In turn, this may create a long-term advantage for Republicans...
  • What a Perfect Pair! Puppies Born GREEN for No Apparent Reason

    06/12/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Breeders were shocked: ‘I couldn't believe it when I first saw them,’ said Aida Vallelado Molina, who raises dogs with her dad.A pair of Spanish dog breeders was shocked recently when two puppies were born green. "I couldn't believe it when I first saw them," said owner Aida Vallelado Molina, 27. She added: "I thought the puppies were maybe dirty somehow, and I tried to clean them, but the color wouldn't come off and then I realized it was the color of their fur." Aida Vallelado Molina says at first she thought the puppies were dirty somehow.Aida Vallelado Molina says...
  • 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To ‘Global Warming’ Read more at

    06/06/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Surge ^ | 6-6-14 | Matthew Schuck
    The problems that arise from having a mouth is that sometimes they open. It’s even worse when the owner doesn’t know how to keep it shut. But, when it comes to liberal Democrats, it has become an epidemic…and they just cannot contain themselves. Especially when it comes to the financially driven fear-fest known as climate change…because, you know…we’re all going to die. Ladies, and Gents, I present to you… 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To Global Warming: 1) Global Warming Causes Rape Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cuz global warming be raping everyone up in here! Back in February,...
  • 'Clean Energy' Ruined Spain; now Obama is Dragging the US Over the Same Green Precipice

    06/02/2014 1:11:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-2-14 | James Delingpole
    "Feeding the masses on unicorn ribs". That was how Walter Russell Mead once poured scorn on Obama's misbegotten attempts to revive the US economy by creating five million "green jobs." Mead was quite right, of course. And there was plenty of evidence to back him up, such as the 2009 report by a Madrid university professor Gabriel Calzada Alvarez that for every expensive "green job" created by government subsidy, 2.2 jobs were destroyed in the real economy. The Obama administration responded as only the Obama administration knows how: by calling in its left-wing attack dogs. Friendly organisations including George Soros's...
  • Walking consumes more gasoline than driving

    06/02/2014 10:49:10 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 8 replies
    Brad Ideas ^ | 6/2/14 | Brad
    Note to new readers: This article explores the consequences of using so much fuel to produce our food. If you come out of it thinking it’s telling you to drive rather than get some exercise, you didn’t read it!
  • The War on Coal? Wyoming's future is at stake in the debate on coal

    05/31/2014 6:33:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Wyoming Star-Tribune ^ | May 31, 2014 | By BENJAMIN STORROW
    There is little doubt among the students in Brandon Cone’s engineering class at Campbell County High School that a war is being waged against coal. The children of the mechanics who fix the mines’ great diesel trucks, the welders who staff their machine shops and the railroad employees who see the final product shipped across the country and beyond have obvious pride in the local industry. “We power a lot of the country just from Gillette,” said Corey Silver, a junior whose father works at the Cordero Rojo mine, a comment widely echoed by his peers. The students’ pride in...
  • Green billionaire prepares to attack 'anti-science' Republicans

    05/22/2014 10:32:38 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-22-2014 | Peter Hamby
    An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican "science deniers" this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November. The Steyer-backed outside group, NextGen Climate, has billed itself as a progressive, pro-environment counterbalance to the wealthy oil and gas industry -- as well as the primary foil to the pro-business Koch brothers and their well-funded conservative donor network. The outfit, launched last year by the San Francisco billionaire, has already pledged...
  • James O’Keefe Punks Hollywood Greens

    05/22/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5/21/2014 | John Hinderaker
    But the content is eye-opening. O’Keefe’s crew pose as a Middle Eastern potentate named “Muhammad” and his American ad executive. They approach the Tickells with an offer of $9 million to finance an anti-fracking film. “Muhammad’s” motives are clearly expressed: he wants to keep the U.S. dependent on Middle Eastern oil, and to that end he wants to stamp out fracking. The Tickells have no problem with this at all. They discuss the need to keep the film’s source of funding secret, and talk about how they can create a false impression as to who paid for it. You hear...
  • Solar farms to lose UK government financial support

    05/13/2014 11:10:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 13, 2014 | by Fiona Harvey
    The government is to make drastic changes to its financial support for solar energy farms, in a move condemned by green activists and renewable power companies as likely to reduce the UK's ability to generate low-carbon power and green jobs. The move is being seen as another victory for the Conservative party, many of whom are opposed to what the prime minister has been alleged to call "green crap", such as renewable energy measures that add to consumer bills.
  • LEED Green Buildings -- Surprising Factors

    05/12/2014 2:57:54 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 31 replies
    personal observation | May 12, 2014 | KC Burke
    We see a lot of buildings being built with LEED Green Building standards. Often these are built with public money. Even the Federal Government has realized there is a limit to much of this outcome driven politicized regulation and has limited public funded projects to Silver level if Gold or Platinum will result in added cost. The surprising thing about the Green Building craze is that they are often energy hogs and they often become so-called "sick buildings" dispite their aledged intent under the LEED standards. How is that possible? First let's discuss energy usage. While Green Standards mandate 30%...
  • Report: Pentagon Paid $150 Per Gallon for Green Jet Fuel

    05/07/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    The Department of Defense (DOD) paid $150 per gallon for alternative jet fuel made from algae, more than 64 times the current market price for standard carbon-based fuels, according to a report released on Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in its report that a Pentagon official reported paying “about $150 per gallon for 1,500 gallons of alternative jet fuel derived from algal oil.” GAO’s report examined the financial challenges facing increased purchases and use of alternative jet fuels by federal agencies. “Currently, the price for alternative jet fuels exceeds that of conventional jet fuel,” the report noted. The...
  • The Obama Bird Genocide Is Out of Control (Solar/Wind Devices Butchering Birds0

    05/07/2014 5:42:01 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 6, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    An adorable baby bald eagle whose parents were executed by solar panels. (AP) The Obama administration has opened up a new front in its war on America’s eagles. For years, the president has relied on wind turbines to orchestrate his eco-genocide. Biologists estimate that wind farms kill as many as 328,000 birds each year by chopping them out of the sky. The administration’s successful weaponization of solar farms will only accelerate the death rate. Studies indicate that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California has proved to be an especially efficient apparatus for eagle extermination. The facility, which...
  • Another Obama-backed 'green' company, Smith Electric Vehicles,...

    05/05/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-5-14 | Richard Pollack
    Four years have passed since President Obama visited Kansas City's main airport, rolled up his shirt sleeves and admonished the skeptics who said Smith Electric Vehicles was unlikely to make good on its promises to build 510 experimental electric-powered trucks and buses suitable for commercial use. “Come see what’s going on at Smith Electric," the president said, inspecting a table full of bright green truck batteries in what was once a maintenance hangar for TWA. "I think they’re going to be hard-pressed to tell you that you’re not better off than you would be if we hadn’t made the investments...
  • Plug-In Electric Car Sales In April: Leaf Widens Lead, Volt Flat Again

    05/01/2014 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | May 1, 2014 | by John Voelcker
    Sales of plug-in electric cars last month appear to be staying level with last month's, based on early figures from Nissan, Chevrolet, and Toyota. The Nissan Leaf battery-electric hatchback continued the stronger sales trend from March: 2,088 Leafs found new owners. And it widens the Leaf's lead over the Chevy Volt which logged 1,548 deliveries, bringing its total for the first four months of 2014 to 5,154. That's less than last year's 5,550 during the same period. Together, the 2014 sales figures so far may be an indicator that sales of the mainstream plug-in Chevy will remain flat again this...
  • Greens Are Reds - And Republicans need to prove it to voters

    04/24/2014 5:14:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    "......................One wonders whether wealthy liberals even understand that the green diktats they favor [impose] regressive taxes on the poor. Do they care? Environmentalists used to fantasize that their policy mandates would lead to “green jobs” for working men and women, but that bubble popped awfully fast. Just ask the Germans, who are ditching expensive green wind and solar projects as fast as they can to save their flagging economy. The Left’s opposition to domestic energy production in America—and more broadly, a carbon-based industrial economy—offers conservatives and Republicans a once-in-a-generation opportunity to win back the old Reagan Democrat swing voters, perhaps...
  • Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards

    04/23/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 4-22-14 | Sean Long
    They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold...
  • Community Group Fighting Third Attempt To Bring Wind Farm To Town

    04/22/2014 1:20:12 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/20/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Voters in Osceola County's Sherman Township have overturned regulations for wind turbines in referendums twice in recent years. That was enough to make Heritage Sustainable Energy give up on plans to locate wind turbines there. Now, Next Era Energy wants to locate wind turbines in the township and local officials are looking for a fresh set of regulations that could allow that to happen. But the same local activist group that so far has been able to help keep the turbines away is poised to fight them off again. "It looks to me like we're probably going to end up...
  • Hillary to keynote Vegas [Sept] clean energy summit [Reid and CAP = John Podesta, sponsors]

    04/12/2014 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver the keynote address at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas this September. The National Clean Energy Summit, co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and liberal think tank Center for American Progress, will be held on Sept. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. "I am delighted to welcome Secretary Clinton to Nevada for our seventh National Clean Energy Summit on Sept. 4 in Las Vegas,” Reid said on a call with reporters Friday. Reid touted Clinton's commitment to fighting climate change and boosting the nation's renewable energy resources....
  • Taxpayer-Backed Electric Car Company Closes U.S. Factory

    04/10/2014 8:47:32 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 9, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Critics of Democrats calling for additional subsidies for electric vehicles are pointing to the financial troubles of one stimulus-backed car producer that just announced it is closing its U.S. plant. Missouri-based Smith Electric Vehicles said this week that it is suspending operations in the United States due to a “tight cash-flow situation.” Its financial troubles came despite nearly $30 million in funds from the Department of Energy (DOE) granted to the company through President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus package.
  • Green Energy Subsidies Pass Senate Finance Committee by Voice Vote

    04/06/2014 9:59:43 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/05/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) did propose an amendment to eliminate all of the energy subsidies within the package, but it only garnered the support of five other Republicans–Senators Burr, Enzi, Hatch, Isakson, and Roberts. Democrats voted down the amendment, along with support from GOP Senators Grassley, Crapo, Cornyn, Thune, and Portman. Ultimately, the underlying bill was adopted unanimously by voice vote. Hence, both Republicans and Democrats profess a desire to clean up the tax code and close “loopholes,” yet they can’t even let a pair of subsidies that have already expired remain at rest. For all the talk about incorrigible...
  • Going Green A Luxury Good For Rich At Expense Of Poor

    03/28/2014 6:47:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    investors.com ^ | 3/27/2014 | Editorial
    Saving The Planet: It used to be said that socialism was the opium of the liberal intelligentsia. But now the drug of choice for the elite is environmentalism. The dirty little secret of the modern green movement is that it's become a luxury good for the uber-rich who espouse policies — from carbon taxes to renewable energy standards to closing down coal plants — that impose high costs on poor people who can least afford to pay the green tab.
  • Electric Vehicle Battery Subsidy Failures Evident Early On

    03/27/2014 10:50:16 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/26/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Last week, the Detroit Free Press concluded that the massive giveaway of state tax dollars to electric vehicle battery makers failed to generate the thousands of jobs that were promised. In particular, a March 16 article noted that, "today, Michigan has only a few hundred battery workers in four plants — despite $861 million in Obama administration stimulus grants and $543 million in Michigan tax credits awarded by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s administration in 2009." Readers of Michigan Capitol Confidential are not surprised by this news given that the failures of the electric vehicle battery industry in Michigan have been...
  • Veterans Affairs wind turbine, built for $2.3 million, stands dormant

    03/20/2014 6:40:02 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2014 | Tom Steward
    <p>ST. CLOUD, Minn. – A $2.3 million federal stimulus project at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Cloud is giving green energy initiatives a bad name. A 600-kilowatt wind turbine -- some 245 foot tall -- stands on the wintry VA grounds, frozen in time and temperature, essentially inoperable for the past 1 1/2 years.</p>
  • Green groups pressure Obama to reject LNG export expansion

    03/19/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | Bruce McQuain
    Right on cue, as it becomes obvious that Europe needs to be less dependent on Russian gas and oil, environmental groups here in the US have begun stepping up presure on President Obama to reject building the infrastructure necessary to help realize that strategic need. A coalition of environmental groups is calling on the administration to reject permits that would build Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals. Environmental groups called on President Obama Tuesday to reject pending applications to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, citing the negative impacts from natural gas throughout its life cycle.The pressure from green...
  • Airplane pilots hit by ‘nearly blinding’ glare from massive Calif. solar facility

    03/19/2014 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7:23 PM 03/18/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Airplane pilots cruising over southern California have been complaining about a “nearly blinding” glare emanating from a massive government-funded solar thermal facility. The Ivanpah solar energy plant in San Bernardino County is the world’s largest solar thermal plant and has 173,500 large mirrors that reflect sunlight onto boilers in three 459-foot towers. A feat of modern engineering — to green energy advocates, but a flying hazard to pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) got two anonymous complaints in August that mentioned a “blinding glare” coming from the Ivanpah solar facility. One complaint came from a Los...
  • Reactor blowout sidelines Orlando's waste-to-energy hopes

    03/15/2014 1:45:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 15, 2014 | Mark Schlueb
    After Orlando invested $8.5 million and years of its workers' labor, an experimental energy reactor at a city sewage treatment plant suffered a massive, violent blowout. The incident, which mangled a steel pressure-relief apparatus and blew the vents out of the city building, has sidelined a plant that had drawn international attention because of its promise to convert sewage sludge into electricity. "There was significant damage to the building," Public Works Director Rick Howard said. "Given timing, somebody could have been hurt." No one was injured because no one was standing nearby at the time. The blow-out happened last summer,...
  • Uppity Deniers, Unite!

    03/14/2014 2:00:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 14, 2014 | Leann Horrocks
    [SNIP] .........The interests of many are served by this giant scam, let's take a look at them. There are three classes of people that worship at the climate change altar: Tree-hugging believers Money-grubbing shysters Power mad regulators These people are not only in the U.S. -- the United Nations also thinks it sees a bonanza. If nothing else wakes us up, it should be giving this whacky bunch of third-world petty thieves any more access to our money than they already have. I say move the UN headquarters to Somalia and see how they like parking wherever they want and...
  • Climate Change All-Night Session Set for Monday

    03/09/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 6, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Democrats are about to burn the midnight oil to make their case on climate change. The previously rumored all-night session on the effects of climate change will take place Monday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse confirmed. “It’s locked in,” the Rhode Island Democrat told CQ Roll Call. “An all-nighter is an all-nighter. We’re going to go all the way through to eight or nine in the morning or whenever they need to clean it up for the next day.” That would clearly meet the established definition of an all-night session. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Whitehouse are coordinating the campaign. Whitehouse...
  • Report: DC’s green-approved buildings using more energy

    03/04/2014 12:18:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3-4-14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good.The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.LEED is the brainchild of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private environmental group.
  • Green group accuses GOP of 'environmental racism'

    03/04/2014 2:58:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 3, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    House Republicans are being accused of “environmental racism” by an environmental group that argues GOP efforts to reform decades-old chemical laws would disproportionately harm minority groups. At issue is draft legislation backed by Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to focus on chemicals that pose the greatest risk to the public in enforcing environmental protections. Shimkus argues his bill would free up resources to focus on the most dangerous chemical threats, but the liberal Environmental Justice Health Alliance says it would end up hurting minority groups by moving resources away from policing the threats...
  • How Environmental policies are causing havoc for farmers from California to Great Britain

    02/16/2014 3:26:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    February 16, 2014
    Real time events highlighting how environmentalists have caused "climate change DISRUPTION" prompt this post. These "green" meddlers cause the problem then demand that we change our lifestyles to worship at the altar of their green, social engineering religion. Barack Obama is starting his "green" push and deep bow to environmentalists: Obama pledges help for drought-stricken California John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State is moving forward with "green" push and deep bow to environmentalists: John Kerry to make clarion call for more action on climate change John Podesta aka Hillay's man in the WH to get things in place has his...
  • A Huge Solar Plant Opens, Facing Doubts About Its Future

    02/14/2014 8:11:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 13, 2014 | DIANE CARDWELL and MATTHEW L. WALD
    The Ivanpah solar power plant stretches over more than five square miles of the Mojave Desert. Almost 350,000 mirrors the size of garage doors tilt toward the sun with an ability to energize 140,000 homes. The plant, which took almost four years and thousands of workers assembling millions of parts to complete, officially opened on Thursday, the first electric generator of its kind. It could also be the last. Since the project began, the price of rival technologies has plummeted, incentives have begun to disappear and the appetite among investors for mammoth solar farms has waned. Although several large, new...