Energy  (Page 5)

Choking Our Oil Supply, One Permit At A Time

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 8:31am 4/26/2011 at 8:31am

It’s not just in the Gulf of Mexico.  Or in West Virginia.

There is a concerted effort on the part of the Obama administration to choke the growth of domestic supplies of fossil fuels.  Instead, we have a President obsessed w...

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Stimulus to Fund 3 Huge Wind Turbines In Providence … Made In China

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:40pm 4/25/2011 at 2:40pm

Your Stimulus dollars at work, fulfilling Don Quixote’s impossible dream of never being far from a windmill towards which he can tilt.

Via Providence Journal (emphasis mine):

A Chinese firm will supply three wind turbines that will be installed at the Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility on the Providence waterfront.

Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology...

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Like I Said, It Practically Writes Itself

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 22, 2011 at 4:34pm 4/22/2011 at 4:34pm

It really isn’t easy or breezy, but stuff like this helps:

President Obama declared today’s 41st annual Earth Day proof of America’s ecological and conservation spirit—then completed a three-day campaign-style trip logging 10,666 miles on Air Force One, eating up some 53,300 gallons at a cost of about $180,000. And that doesn’t...

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Gov’t Motors Energy Breakthrough – Chevy Volt Also Generates Thermal Energy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 18, 2011 at 3:57pm 4/18/2011 at 3:57pm

The Chevy Volt, is not, shall we say, a hot seller.  But it does represent a step forward in energy technology as it doubles as both an electric car and a barbecue grill (via Lakeshore Laments):

A hybrid electric Chevrolet Volt believed to have sparked an overnight blaze in a garage in...

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Fortunately We Have Not Yet Hit $4 per Gallon Gas

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 8:34pm 4/17/2011 at 8:34pm

(Whitney Point, NY, 4-17-2011)

And we we should give further thanks that the current President of the United States understands the forces which come together in what we sometimes call “markets.” 

Because if we had as President someone less highly credentialed, less schooled in economic theory, someone who moved from...

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From The “No One Could Have Seen This Coming” Department

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 9:36am 3/1/2011 at 9:36am

Two metaphors for where this country is heading under Obama:

  1. Low-flush toilets cause stink in San Francisco: “San Francisco’s big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink. Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the...
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Our Dismissive and Defiant President Is Killing Gulf Oil Drilling

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 10:01am 2/13/2011 at 10:01am

A number readers have written to me asking me to comment on the finding by a federal judge that the Obama administration is in contempt of court by maintaining a deep water new drilling moratoriam despite the court having rule such moratorium illegal:

Judge Feldman was quite direct in his ruling, He...

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Obama Brought The EPA To Joe Manchin’s Cap-and-Trade Fight

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 7:00am 1/18/2011 at 7:00am

West Virginia sent Democrat Joe Manchin to Washington, D.C. to join Democrat Jay Rockefeller in the Senate, helping preserve the Democratic majority in the Senate.

Joe Manchin talked tough to get elected and promised to shoot down Obama’s cap-and-trade legislative plans:

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But Obama — who knows a little something about bringing a gun...

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Another Eliminationist Narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 9:30am 1/15/2011 at 9:30am

Stop the violent imagery:

Via Powerline.

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Rare Good News

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 27, 2010 at 7:42am 12/27/2010 at 7:42am

I have posted multiple times before about how worldwide “green” technology and a variety of high tech industries were dependent on “rare earth minerals” mined almost exclusively in China.  U.S. production was shut down almost a decade ago over environmental concerns.  Among other things, the Chinese had used this dominance to...

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Jay Rockefeller: Republicans Stopped Me From Stopping Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 6:45am 12/18/2010 at 6:45am

Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is upset with regulations issued by Obama’s EPA to regulate carbon emissions.  These regulations are one of the ways Obama will implement parts of his cap-and-trade plans without Congress having to pass a cap-and-trade bill.

Since West Virginia is a big coal state, and would be negatively affected, Rockefeller has...

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You Can’t Argue With Science!

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 9:15am 11/10/2010 at 9:15am

Because the administration’s energy positions are scientific, based on real science, by real scientists not brainless folks driven by ideological considerations.

Listen to the science!

And if the administration doesn’t like the science! it just, well, as reported by Politico:

The White House rewrote crucial sections of an Interior Department report to suggest an...

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Rare Earth Metals Become Rarer

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 9:20pm 10/19/2010 at 9:20pm

Last January, and again in late September, I wrote that the Achilles heel of the Obama green energy agenda — which involves a stifling of carbon-based energy use through taxation and regulation in favor of “green” energy sources — failed to take into account that green energy technology depended heavily on “rare earth” minerals...

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Chinese Choke Japanese “Green Tech” Industry Over Politics – Are We Next?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 10:00am 9/23/2010 at 10:00am

On January 1, 2010, I wrote of The Coming “Green” Collapse.  The issue was “rare earth elements” which are vital to so-called “green technology” and are mined almost exclusively in China.  I warned at the time:

The green economy envisioned by the Obama administration as the means by which we will grow “green...

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How’s That BP Oil Spill Fund Going? (Part II)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:00am 9/10/2010 at 11:00am

On June 17, when Obama “informed” BP how much money it would have to set aside in a claims fund, I cautioned as follows:

If the Constitution means nothing to you, and all you want is retribution, you will be left very unsatisfied.

The claims procedures apparently have not yet been worked out...

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How’s That BP Oil Spill Fund Going?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:38am 8/20/2010 at 11:38am

In mid-June, when Obama went on television to announce that he would “inform” BP how much it had to contribute to a compensation fund for the Gulf oil spill, I predicted that the fund — despite the grandstanding — would not put much money in anyone’s pocket anytime soon:

If the Constitution...

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Democrats Approach Ramming Speed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 2:10pm 7/1/2010 at 2:10pm

Four months left until the November election. Time is running out on the Obama agenda.

Not the time to ease up, but to push harder because soon it will be too late.

Democrats are approaching ramming speed trying desperately to complete the picture, having taken over the health care system by a hair.

Chris...

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