Energy

Rubens Campaign Announces Policy Initiatives

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2014
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Seeing as I posted one of these for Senator Bob Smith today, seems only right to do the same for Jim Rubens… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2014 Contact: Brian Tilton, Communications Director 603-504-2753 brian@jimrubens.com Rubens Campaign Announces Policy Initiatives Energy independence, reducing gun violence among issues highlighted on newly designed website This week, the […]

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Hardly, Zachary Shahan, hardly

by Skip March 31, 2014

(Emphasis mine, reformatted): Terrorists could knock US electricity grid out for 1.5 years, but more solar power could help protect it The idea that the US electricity grid could be knocked out for 1.5 years is a bit shocking. But that’s what the agency in charge of protecting it has revealed.  It may have all […]

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Notable Quote – Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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“I don’t have a position on whether the Keystone Pipeline should be built. That is for the secretary of State and the president. But I will say that the decision on whether the construction should happen was a political one and not a scientific one.”   OGJ.com c/o Powerline

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Polar Vortex “Excuse” Makes Senator Jeanne Shaheen Look Like a Moron

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2014
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Warming creates warming.   Warming creates cooling.  NH Democrat Timmy Horrigan informed us (in comments)  that Global Warming Theory predicts more snow (which will come as a surprise to Senator Jeanne Shaheen).  And now we’ve got this newly imagined polar vortex thing to explain the cold temperatures that none of those computer models from all those […]

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Data Point – about all that talk about the rise of renewable power sources?

by Skip December 18, 2013

All those assertions that renewables are expanding at 100%, 200%, x%?  Yeah, its possible when you start pretty much at zero: In other words, the Energy Department’s not expecting a lot of progress for renewable energies as a fuel source for America, even after almost 100 years of efforts from politicians like Obama and billions […]

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As a Matter of Fact – We Can Drill Our Way To Cheaper Energy (So Drill baby Drill!)

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2013
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How many times do we have to say it?  There is just so much our Democrat Friends ‘Believe’ that just isn’t so.   And we can add drilling our way to lower gas prices to the list.  (I can’t believe we even have to make the case that increasing the supply of anything can and typically […]

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Democrats Set New Record

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2013
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Here’s a feather for your cap, Democrat Party.  Party of the middle-class.  The compassionate party of Hard Working American Families™.  You guys, having had a majority control of congress for almost five years now, two of them with total control, are the first President and party in US History to preside over gas prices in […]

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War on Coal – battleground Ohio

by Skip August 14, 2013

The EPA is nothing more than Obama’s own “hatchet man” that is implemented his policy of Determined Weakness (TM) in the energy industry. Since he is above the Law and above the Constitution, our Constitutional Lecturer (and he has never stopped lecturing us) President, Obama can and is simply ignoring the fact that Congress never […]

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Poke a stick in the Treehugger cage again: “I am an environmentalist, and yes I do want to limit your freedom”

by Skip August 10, 2013

My, aren’t we being a little totalitarian here, eh (you WILL change your life according to my beliefs)? Your heterodoxy might need tweaking, especially if all of the warmist predictions (and the climate change models are all being shown to be wildly out of whack with their predictions to actual temperatures seen).  And if this […]

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Separation of The Climate Church And State

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2013

Liberals want to spend  your money to create energy “solutions” that can never deliver enough power to meet our needs, whose manufacturing processes are extremely harmful to the environment, that do not produce very many jobs, cannot be sustained without taxpayer support (many of which fail despite it), many of whose raw materials come from […]

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The only Obama campaign promise that has come true: “laser like focus on jobs”

by Skip July 7, 2013

When is the last time that a President decided to kill off an entire private sector industry?  Never recall seeing that in the enumerated powers of the US Constitution… (H/T: Powerline)

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Data Point: Who produces the most oil now?

by Skip July 6, 2013

Shale and fracking, baby!  Technological excellence at work.  And yes, this is driving all of the Enviro-DeIndustrializationers crazy (and Obama as well, I’m betting). (H/T: AEIdeas)

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Boehner on Obama’s Bright Idea to Add More Aggesive Regulations on Power Plants

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2013

I’d love to know where Senator Greene Shaheen, and Carol-McLane-Shea-Kuster stand on this energy-price spiking, job killing, economy punishing top down executive mandate on the way from Obama?  Seeing as they are all slaves to the green energy industrial complex and consistently support market distorting policies that favor them (and Obama is their guy) the […]

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The next time that Obama or anyone in his administration says “more carbon drilled than ever before”

by Skip June 18, 2013

Oh, oops!  He’d never say carbon or hydrocarbons – that’s akin to swearing in Environmentalesee.  He’ll say gas, or oil, or natural gas; those enviros must grit their teeth to shards every time he does it.  But when he says that, “more than ever!”, remember who is really making it happen. As you can see, […]

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Data Point – A Time to Drill

by Skip April 29, 2013

It is clear that if energy is needed, and it is found, it can be drilled for and drilled quickly.  It is also clear that Obama’s Administration does not believe it is needed nor wanted, so they slow walk it (if moving forward on one’s knees is construed as reasonable progress). (H/T: RedState)

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Data Point – US Energy Consumption per Dollar of GDP

by Skip April 28, 2013

Efficient! (H/T: AEIdeas)

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But can you get a Bachelor’s in both kinds of stupid?

by Susan Olsen February 11, 2013

              Following in the footsteps of Steve’s great post, I thought I ought to mention (if you hadn’t already heard) there is a student- advocacy organization at UNH called the Student Environmental Action Coalition pressing the university to divest itself from ‘oil and other fossil fuel’ companies.   Mimicking other non-reality-based […]

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Another stupid TV anchor – one of the MSM’s finest sounds a bit off key.

by Skip February 10, 2013

Progressives – the ones that claim that they are the reality based ones that are science oriented.  Well, Steve’s got the CNN looney bird that thinks approaching asteroids are due to our so-called “global warming” – her exclamation had to be both reality and scientifically based, eh?  And now, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell decides to lend […]

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Watt The CFL Is Going On Here?

by Steve MacDonald January 2, 2013

While the total ban on incandescents was averted the old reliable ‘heat-ball’ is still nearing extinction in the US.  When we rang in this new year, January 1st 2013 began the ban on the 75 Watt incandescent bulb.  It may no longer be produced or sold once supplies run out.  It’s smaller cousins will not […]

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This will drive the Greenies at TreeHugger nuts!

by Skip December 19, 2012

Over at Breitbart is a post with this headline:     “Coal Use Set To Surpass Oil In  A Decade: IEA“.  I used to go over and post comments over at TreeHugger, as regular readers of the ‘Grok know, and bring the Lefty Enviro-wacko stream of consciousness back here just so that you see what the mindset […]

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Wither Thee A Thermostat – One Example of How Government Can Ruin Your Life

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2012

Here is a very good example of why the Government sucks, and why the very nature of the state as a reliever of ills is actually destructive to that very end.. Throughout the entire winter, every winter lately, the temperature in my house is around 63-65 degrees.  At night, and when we are out, it […]

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Good Call, Maggie – Higher Electric Rates for NH

by Tom October 6, 2012

From inception, Maggie “The Red” Hassan has been a strong proponent of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the “Cap and Trade” program that New Hampshire participates in with other northeastern states.  She was instrumental in its 2008 passing and continues to advocate strongly for this nonsensical government swindle. On her campaign website, Maggie declares that […]

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Ask New Hampshire Democrats…About Gas Prices

by Steve MacDonald October 5, 2012

Nothing says ‘we have no principles whatsoever’ like a crowd of screeching banshee gone silent when the shoe is on the other foot. If you’ve failed to notice this happens to Democrats often and no example is more prominent than gas prices. Back when it was politically expedient, Democrats in New Hampshire were wailing like […]

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Data Point – US Energy Production as a ratio of US Energy Consumption

by Skip October 3, 2012

(H/T: Business Insider)

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This seems about right – but he’s WAY too polite

by Skip September 20, 2012

‘Grok friend Chan over at Weekend Pundit has a quick succinct summary of Barack Hussein Obama’s 4 years: Despite the water-carrying the MSM is doing for Obama, the narrative has been shifting from Romney’s perceived ‘deficiencies’ to Obama’s failures, both foreign and domestic. His Middle East foreign policy has been shown to be a disaster […]

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Where I Give Lessons on Efficiency to Senator Jeanne Shaheen

by Steve MacDonald July 28, 2012

New Hampshire Senator Shaheen would like me to sign a petition in support of Senate Bill S1000, a piece of legislation she is sponsoring with Senator Rob Portman.  From her email…. While disagreements remain about the right approach to fixing our nation’s energy problems, there are also areas of broad agreement that Congress can act […]

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Where environmentalists explicitly wish no access AT ALL to anyone – and are willing to kill people to enforce it.

by Skip July 24, 2012

I’m not sure if the proper metaphor is “enough rope to hang themselves with” or “let them babble long enough to find out what they really believe.  Once again, from that crazy hothouse of Environmentalism meets Totalitarian Murder, TreeHugger.  This post’s author is absolutely aghast that our civilization has found just SCADS of high amounts […]

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Where’d All The CO2 Go?

by Steve MacDonald July 3, 2012

This is curious.  Just when the Global Warming Monkeys we’re complaining about how its totally hot, like…as if we were experiencing, like, Global warming, Ok?  OMG! So why is it so damn hot if US CO2 emissions from energy are nearing their lowest since 1991…without cap and trade?   Could it just be the weather?   […]

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Where Has The Other Senator Ayotte Gone?

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2012

Obama’s war on coal is netting some unusual suspects as supporters.  New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, who indicates that she has a history of preventing outside meddling with policy of this nature, voted against a resolution that would have overturned the EPA’s utility MACT rule. From her Web Site Continuing New Hampshire’s tradition of protecting […]

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If you wanted America to fail….

by Tim Condon April 23, 2012

From FreeMarketAmerica.org, via Instapundit: “If I wanted America to fail…”

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