Archive for the ‘energy’ Category

A Green Economy

February 8, 2009

President Obama keeps talking about creating a “Green Economy.”
A good idea if approached rationally. Even in flat out National Defense terms, more domestic energy equals a safer and stronger America.

If you read my tech blog, you know I’m a fan of electric cars. I also understand that electricity doesn’t magically appear from the plug in the wall. It has to be generated in large amounts to support a modern economy.

Remember how all the watermelons kept claiming that we can’t drill for domestic oil because it would take “10 years” to get the oil flowing? Well, they were saying that 10 years ago and they were wrong then too. They were also wrong about the timing. There are reserves that can tapped in two to five years.

If you want to talk about ten year plus projects, you can’t find a better example than a lot of the “green” power projects such as industrial level wind and solar power. Not wanting to do them because they will take ten plus years is just as wrong as not wanting to tap domestic fossil fuel resources.

There are also some wind/solar projects that can be up and running in two to five years. Cape Wind for example, which is being blocked by the two liberal democrat Senators who don’t want their view from their mansions to have a source of clean energy in it.

The Obama plan for green energy is missing one of the most important parts of the future of America’s energy independence and economic growth, clean and plentiful Nuclear Power.

There are solid ecological reasons why the founders of Greenpeace and the Gaian movement, and other honest greens, support the expanded use of Nuclear Power.

Building Nuclear Power Plants will provide jobs, and plenty of clean and relatively inexpensive electrical power. Power that will boost the economy and make electric and plug in hybrid cars much more practical.

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Infrastrucure we should be building.

December 28, 2008

Our Dear Leader should listen to Dr. Pournelle on what kind of infrastructure the United States of America should be building.

I have to say it again: cheap energy will cause a boom. The only cheap energy I know of is nuclear. Three Hundred Billion bucks in nuclear power will do wonders for the economy. We build 100 1000 MegaWatt nuclear power plants — they will cost no more than 2 billion each and my guess is that the average cost will be closer to 1 billion each (that is the first one costs about 20 billion and the 100th costs about 800 million). The rest of the money goes to prizes and X projects to convert electricity into mobility.

Of course we won’t do that.

Just think of all the plug in hybrid cars that could be on the road with all that cheap, carbon free, clean electricity.

Barak Obama is willing to kill a major source of domestic energy

November 2, 2008

Scary, but true. NewBusters has the audio.
In Barack Obama’s own words:

Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

So Barack Obama plans to bankrupt a major US industry, and deliver a deadly blow to American energy independence. That is what you can expect from an Obama administration.

Update: The San Francisco Chronicle has had this story since January of this year! That they sat one this for this long is just another nail in the coffin of the MSM/DNC being completely and utterly in the tank for Barak Obama.

Gov. Sarah Palin, who has a very impressive resume on energy issues is correctly taking Barak Obama to task on this.

Inserting some reality

August 27, 2008

…into the far left liberal democrat attack ads.

Popular Mechanics, explains why domestic drilling will actually play a key role in future American energy needs.

democrats have to lie.

August 26, 2008

I’m watching the democrat on deck before Hillary doing what they do best, lying.

The democrats have to lie about Senator John McCain’s energy policy, because their so called “policy” doesn’t add up.

The democrats are pushing their Big Lie that Senator John McCain’s comprehensive energy policy consists of only domestic drilling.

Senator McCain’s policy isn’t just about domestic drilling. Domestic drilling is part of his comprehensive plan that also includes, clean safe nuclear energy, conservation, renewable sources such as wind, solar, and other domestic sources such as natural gas, coal and shale oil. Energy independence is the of Senator McCain’s goal. Barak H. Obama’s goal is holding American hostage to the far left.


The Obama fantasy
rules out domestic drilling, shale oil, and clean safe nuclear energy.
The Obama fantasy wants to put more electric cars on the road while reducing America’s electric consumption.

Obama is hoping that those people who vote for him are ignorant on the facts and bad at math.

Follow the Money!

August 14, 2008

As the man who wrote the screenplay said, “Follow the Money.”
In this case, the trail leads to the stink of corruption and democrat so-called “leader” Nancy “SanFran Nan” Pelosi.

By way of Absinthe & Cookies, comes this story of corruption and greed.

Under pressure from federal lawmakers concerned about high energy prices, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule prohibiting petroleum-market manipulation, giving the agency authority to levy fines of up to $1 million per violation a day.

Pelosi, who owns stock in CLNE, a company founded by T Boon Pickens and LIBERAL activist WR Hambrecht, stands to make MILLIONS on an $50,000 to $100,000 investment which may include anywhere from 3,000 to 22,000 shares, depending on the price she paid

Here is what is irrefutable. The company is valued at $632 MILL but if it succeed in its Proposition 10 proposal for California, it would increase its value at least tenfold and if the Pickens Plan, which calls for hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars, goes through its value could be increased a hundredfold!

Pelosi’s manipulation of the market is of a most decisive kind, she is using the excuse of “saving the planet” to refuse to allow the market, and not a central panning committee or government, to determine what kind of energy is produced where

Russia invades Georgia

August 10, 2008

While the focus of the world press is on China and the Olympics (Kudos to the US Women’s Saber team for their medal sweep), the Russians unilaterally invaded the sovereign nation of Georgia.

Here is my theory on the Russian invasion. The Russian military is targeting the oil pipelines that run through Georgia. With summer running down, disrupting that flow of energy to the West will increase the value of Russian oil. It will also increase the influence Russia will have over Europe as the temperatures drop.

Update: AoSHQ points out the differences between Obama and Senator John McCain on this issue. Winner: Senator John McCain.

Obama says something dumb, then calls his opponents ignorant.

August 7, 2008

Barak H. Obama did a fairly typical thing for him, he said something that the DNC/MSM would have been all over Dan Quayle for.

In this case he claimed that properly inflating car tires would save as much oil as domestic oil drilling. A claim that is monumentally wrong. Of course he’s getting mocked for it. It was wrong and showed a dangerous ignorance in someone who is claiming to be able to solve America’s energy policy.

Now Barak H. Obama is engaging in typical democrat behavior, he is lying about what he said. He is now claiming that properly inflating car tires will save 2-3% in fuel costs. That statement is accurate. It is not what he first claimed.

To make it worse, Obama is claiming that his opponents are “ignorant” for mocking his original statement, which was flat out wrong and painfully ignorant.

Sadly this is typical behavior for the Obamessiah. He refuses to admit any possible fallacy or mistake in his doctrine.

Obama also refuses to admit that energy policy is complex and requires multiple solutions, including domestic drilling, Clean Safe Nuclear Power, Wind, Solar, Conservation and other alternate sources.

Barak Obama and the rest of the far left extremist democrats refuse to consider domestic drilling and Nuclear Power. They would rather see the American economy tank.

I certainly hope so…

July 29, 2008

Classical Values makes a prediction:

The era of carbon craziness is almost over.

I certainly hope so. Then Algore and his fellow scam artists will be exposed for the fear mongers they are and the Watermelons will have their socialist Red cores exposed.

Another one the lefties got wrong…

July 24, 2008

Oil down, dollar up since Bush rescinded drilling restrictions

Remember the leftist mantra about how “if we started drilling now, it wouldn’t effect prices for 10 years.” Well, they got that wrong too, just like Barak Obama’s predictions about the Troop Surge in Iraq. 100%, flat out wrong again. Yes, there is a pattern here.