Energy

Would “No Labels” Give Me The Problem Solver Seal of Approval For This?

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2015

In yesterday’s Granite Status, Dan Tuohy advertised the NO LABELS Problem Solver Convention. (Someone is still paying their freight, what a joke). NO LABELS will be giving its “Problem Solver Seal of Approval” to presidential candidates who commit to a set criteria: 1.) Embrace a “National Strategic Agenda” 2.) If elected, agree to begin work on […]

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All that crap we hear about energy conservation saving more than new energy sources?

by Skip August 13, 2015

Er, not so much.  Just like how the Government standards on saturated fats have just been dropped (e.g., meats, dairy, eggs) and now it seems that the low carb diet is now falling out of favor.  Yes, so much for settled science.  And again, we are seeing that in governmental policy that the best watt […]

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Doesn’t work – another reason why Reagan said that Government is the problem

by Skip July 12, 2015

The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”   – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Naw, it doesn’t.  From the Daily Signal (emphasis mine): […]

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Conservative Policies

by Susan Olsen June 29, 2015

“For example, how about a “fundamental right” not to pay income taxes in a percentage exceeding that which other Americans are charged? Why isn’t the progressive income tax a violation of the equal protection clause? That is a much stronger argument than the one the Court has just accepted on gay marriage. Or, how about […]

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Drilling Our Way to Energy Independence is Possible…

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2015
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DRILL BABY DRILL: The fracking boom has helped bring down energy prices, something many said couldn’t happen. By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena If we could jump in the way back machine to 2008, we would not see a day go by where Democrats were not reminding us that we were never going to […]

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Neither Will NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen…

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2015
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..but we are waiting for her thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s involvement in this Uranium scandal. (We know her hubby Billy got nothing.)

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Solar Sucks

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2015
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From The Taxpayer Protection Alliance (TPA), a study out on solar subsidies: “Filling the Solar Sinkhole: Billions of Bucks Have Delivered Too Little Bang.” In spite of government’s best efforts to encourage innovation by solar energy companies and encourage Americans to rely more heavily on solar electricity, solar power continues to be a losing proposition. […]

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Stop Teasing the Locals with Tax Credits

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena The Coös County job creation tax credit is on the top of the committee’s list for evaluation in 2015.  The credit is also part of a new piece of legislation that would expand the program into a second New Hampshire County. Is this wise? Since the tax credit’s […]

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Data Point – Oil Inventories

by Skip February 11, 2015

A report from the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday said that US Crude inventories rose by 4.9 million barrels last week. This was more than the 3.6 million barrel increase that was expected. “At 417.9 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are at the highest level for this time of year in at least the last […]

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Senate Passes Keystone XL 62-36

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2015
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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 29, 2015 Contact: Greg Moore, 603-303-9297 or GMoore@afphq.org                                AFP-NH on Keystone XL Senate Passage CONCORD — Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire State Director Greg Moore released this statement following the Senate’s final passage of […]

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Shea-Porter Votes NO on Jobs And Cheap Energy Again…

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2014
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Soon to be former congressperchild (can’t use ‘man’ or ‘son’ that would be sexist) Carol Shea-Porter, had an opportunity to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline this past week. She was not one of the 31 House Democrats to reach across the aisle in search of a solution to create jobs or lower energy prices.  […]

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Democrats “Respecting An Establishment of Religion” Sun God Edition

by Steve MacDonald November 10, 2014
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One of the richest companies on the planet (Google) along with well heeled left-wing opportunists posing as an energy concern, wanted to build a bad idea but couldn’t get anyone else to help pay for it.  So they ask Democrats in the department of energy for money–post Solyndra etc., Democrats in California–always willing to make […]

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Obama Administration politicizes your Halloween pumpkin carving

by Skip October 31, 2014

I really like the one that Steve has up – a bit “non Halloween-ish” but if you have to go off topic, go patriotic!   However, once again deciding that political and government issues MUST be thrust into every area of our privates lives comes the US Department of Energy.  Never leave ANY occasion alone in […]

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GrokSHOT! – A ‘Use’ For Democrats

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2014
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There are typically a dozen or more great sound-bites in every show, and rarely enough time to do them all justice. But this was the best remark from last weeks show and we didn’t want you to miss it.  NH House candidate Robert Forsythe joined us, and at one point in one of our many […]

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An Intelligent Conversation About Energy

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2014
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Former State Senate Candidate Steve Kenda continues the discussion of energy along with Susan Olsen (our on staff energy expert), as we delve into capacity, delivery, plant shutdowns, and what New England needs realistically to meet the demands of the Northeast market.  Then there’s the circular cabal within the PUC, we talk China’s pollution, RGGI, […]

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O’Bama’s Irish Reparations?

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2014
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Former State Senate Candidate Steve Kenda joins us eventually–(paving delay on 93 North)–for a detailed discussion on New Hampshire’s energy and electricity situation –not good, by the way.  (That discussion carries over into segment three.) But before we get there we ask “where are the Irish reparations from the Federal government?”  We discuss a few […]

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GrokTALK! Oct. 18th, 2014 – Who’s Got The Energy?

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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It’s another great show, with lots of energy on the topic of energy.  Susan Olsen, Steve Kenda, Jane Cormier, and NH House candidate Robert Forsythe join us as we talk about Democrat opposition to the Keystone pipeline, energy and electricity policy and how screwed we are, Ebola–incompetence or intent, Irish Reparations (that’s a joke), Detroit, […]

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Carol Shea-Porter – Somewhere a Village Is Missing Its Idiot.

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2014
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Citizens for a Strong NH has some new video (after the jump) in which Congressperson Carol Shea-Porter says she supports an all of the above energy plan, then explains why (despite that) she still opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline. Why? 1) It’s From Canada. 2) The Koch Brothers. Somewhere a village is missing its idiot. […]

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Democrats Have Nothing to Do With This

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2014
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Remember.  Just about every Democrats swore we could never drill our way out.  They, their green backers, and the Obama Administration have done nothing but get in the way of domestic energy production they could not control.  Thankfully, more than a few folks ignored them.  And now the Saudi’s have opened the stops on oil […]

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What If We Could Drill Our Way Out…

by Steve MacDonald October 13, 2014
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File Under: The TEA Party was right again. The United States is set to be crowned the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum this week, knocking Saudi Arabia off the top spot for the first time in two decades.  The Shale-boom states are booming. (Times UK/Pay wall) The United States is set to be crowned […]

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Texas is booming – thank cheap energy!

by Skip September 28, 2014

The money part was the focus – but it was the last line that should catch EVERYONE’s attention (and then think about it) The economists had predicted just last year that they expected the total economic impact to South Texas to be $89 billion in 2022. Instead, they now estimate that the impact has already […]

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EPA Regulation Supporters – never thinking of the ramifications on others

by Skip August 8, 2014

The new CO2 emissions regulations now being put forth by the EPA is going to have a huge impact on the American economy and people.  Here, Dan Joseph of MRC TV went to interview (yeah, in DC he gets to do interviews with all kinds of folks) some folks that were demonstrating FOR the EPA to […]

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Jeanne Shaheen Spends Over 20 Trillion in Six Years – Needs More Or Else!

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen and more than half a decade of Democrat majority Government have spent more than 20 trillion dollars on that government.  We’ve had plenty of advertised stimulus, some of it sold as specific to the very thing that now motivates the US Senate to ask for a raise in the Federal gas tax. Failure […]

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Obama Coalition About to Come Apart…

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2014
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Obama Coalition is about to come apart – American Spectator Obama’s critical support comes from the upper crust of America, the citizens who live comfortably sheltered in academia and the non-profit sector, who don’t care much about electricity or the manufacturing economy but who honestly believe that we can shut down the whole middle portion […]

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Data Point – Net Oil Imports 1985 – 2014

by Skip May 16, 2014

From AEIdeas: I got my license right after OPEC declared war on the US with an oil embargo so I remember the outcry that the US had to become “Energy Independent”!  And for the last 50 years I have listened to politician after politician say “I WILL DO THAT!” during every election cycle – and […]

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GrokTALK! 5/10/2014 – Groksters talk about the NofW, Kevin Bloom talks about State House goings on

by Skip May 11, 2014

We are NEVER at a loss about things to talk about and this week on GrokTALK!, we did not have a power drop on talking.  From the Pre-Show, we continue to talk a bit about power and the News Of The Day during Segment 1 and then in Segment Two, Kevin Bloom stops by to […]

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GrokTALK! 5/10/2014 – The Pre-Show (Energy)

by Skip May 11, 2014

Every week, mostly, we turn on the cameras early (somewhat) to make sure that we are all set technically and, well, we’re talking about what we’re blogging anyways.  So we figure that you might just want to listen in!  Generally unscripted and completely free form, you might like what we are saying, so why not […]

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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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