The Obama administration set the bar high. In his first inaugural address, Obama said that "those of us who manage the public's dollars" will "do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government."
Green Energy Failures using government money without public or legistlative consent:
1.Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
* 3.Solyndra ($535 million)*
4.Beacon Power ($43 million)*
5.Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
* 6.SunPower ($1.2 billion)
* 7.First Solar ($1.46 billion)
8.Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
9.EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
10.Amonix ($5.9 million)
* 11.Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
12.Abound Solar ($400 million)*
13.A123 Systems ($279 million)*
14.Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
15.Johnson Controls ($299 million)
* 16.Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
17.ECOtality ($126.2 million)
18.Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
19.Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
20.Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
21.Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
22.Range Fuels ($80 million)*
23.Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
24.Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
25.Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
27.Vestas ($50 million)
28.LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
29.Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
30.Navistar ($39 million)
31.Satcon ($3 million)*
32.Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
33.Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)
* - Big Fish
Affordable Care Act?
Operation Fast and Furious?
As a result of a dispute over the release of Justice Department documents related to the scandal, Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in contempt of Congress on June 28, 2012. Earlier that month, President Barack Obama had invoked executive privilege for the first time in his presidency
"Scientific" spoofs of rescent decades:
1. Acid Rain
2. Eggs are bad
3. If you eat foods high in cholesterol, your cholesterol will rise
4. Global Warming
5. Doctoring historic temperature readings around the globe because of 'missing data' making them seem 'cooler' aka, making today seem 'warmer'
6. Northwest passage would be ice free
7. CO2 is a pollutant
8. California will sink into the ocean by 2015 (remember that one back in the 80s?)
9. Ground squirrels in Siberia are causing Global Warming (I kid you not, find it on the BBC).
A. Polar bear populations will greatly dimish by 2014 due to Global Warming (huh?)
B. Al Gore did well in science classes (huh? I think his highest grade was a 'C' before he dropped out of all science. Check me on that).
Just fun to remember ...
I see frick and frack are posting below. I wonder how many can even see their posts?
Yes, we may see more records broken.
What I see from Feb 13th report (EIA) is we are down to only 300 Natural gas rigs in production. If they update it today, I expect to see less.
Indeed, NatGas under even $5 is a losing proposition. Chesepeake is a house of loaned money cards because of it.
It will equal out as supply is constrained. Still a ways to go.
From the EIA:
Northeast gas demand hits record high on Monday
Natural gas demand in the northeastern United States hit 43.1 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on Monday, according to Bentek Energy. This is the highest level in Bentek's 10-year history, and exceeded the previous high set during last year's polar vortex by 1.2 Bcf in January 2014. Low temperatures in the Northeast over the weekend and into the week also led to price spikes and pipeline constraints. Prices jumped at the Algonquin pricing point, which serves Boston-area consumers.
Getting bigger!!! Of course, it SHOULDN'T matter for ACI (no sales), but it will because folk don't understand. Definitely matter for BTU.
How did their quarter go income wise? How is the stock price doing? Are installations way up? How is that helping income?
I heard if you lose a little on each sale, you can make it up on volume.
Hear the absolute k-rap Muskrat spewed about Telsa after earnings? Oh my goodness. He doesn't live here on earth. 2020 it will have the market cap of Apple or something? It is is burning money like all his other ventures.
How many buyers are there really out there who can afford a car that is more than their annual salaries???
School of Mines is now Missouri S&T in Rolla, MO. We in-staters have always referred to this university only as 'Is your kid going to Rolla?'. We never label it with a name. I taught in Springfield, MO ... at different state university (Missouri State).
My daughter makes Hematite jewelry, indeed when polished it is absolutely stunning. Many different colors.
Have a most exceptional President's Day!
Check out my older posts on ACI and ANR.
I have written on the recurrence of the Maunder Minimum, referenced the same Antarctic sea ice, Artic sea ice, Polar Bear increase in population, etc. etc.
My point is there is no mathematical proof we are entering (or entered) into a substantially warmer or colder period than any time before. I am also pointing out that a single variable cannot be held accountable for it even if a mathemtical proof could be made.
For instance, 3 and 4 trillion cubic feet of methane is released each year into our atmosphere from our natural gas fracking, distribution, storage and usage. It has 25x the GWP of CO2. However, it is not politically correct to talk about it so it doesn't exists.
Mathematically you have a major problem with any proof. Please explain. I am well versed in partial differential equations, having taught said at Missouri State.
Your sample size, infinitesimal. Your control basically non-existent.
It gets tiring listening to 'our current model shows' based in faulty assumptions, poor variable control, poor variable identification, poor probability projections built on 'today' which is gigantically outside of any usable sample size.
Sad. Just say 'I think' and you are covered.
What does 'today' mean? Reminds me of words like 'soon, near, far, hot, cold ...'. Is 'today' the last year, the last decade, two decades, century, millenium ... how about for the last half billion years?
Wasn't 11,000 years ago the END of the last ice age? Nice out of the air pick ;-)
One can arbitrarily pick a 'today' that fits their argument.
How about in the last 30,000?
Just what percentage of half a billion is 30,000 in the grand scheme of things?
Luv' in the math!
In a statement that Edmunson (Oregon Attorney General spokesman) emailed to The Oregonian/OregonLive late Thursday night, Rosenblum said:
"Recent allegations relating to Governor Kitzhaber and Ms. Hayes are very serious -- and troubling. My office is considering all of our legal options to ensure that we are best serving the state."
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission last year launched a review of whether Kitzhaber and Hayes committed any civil violations of the state's ethics code.
Last week, the EO Media Group/Pamplin Media Group published a story in which Hayes disclosed that she received $118,000 from a clean-energy group in 2011 and 2012 while advising the governor on the issue. Tax forms that Hayes had previously provided The Oregonian/OregonLive did not show any income to her from the group, the Clean Economy Development Center of Washington, D.C.
Interesting. Anything to do with no coal terminals being approved on the Oregon left coast. Nah, couldn't be.
In my opinion only, this gives many utilities, coalitions, coal sourcers, etc. legal standing to sue the EPA. It is a big deal.
EPA rules were grounded on the premise that clean capture was commercially viable (financially, practically, etc.), available and implementable. If this is challenged in court (presses are running now), it will be very, very hard for current rules to stand.
The EPA is soooo use to contrived 'sue to settle' cases from 'friendlies'. This one will hurt.
I didn't but now I do; good news.
Finally management is limiting the dig and ship met issue.
Need those barges sitting in Asian harbors offloaded and NOT refilled.
It is getting there ...
Peace my friend.
Back here. Some very, very interesting things are going on behind the scenes with the little black rock. Got this feeling within the next few months there will be an energy play (buyouts, consolidation, etc.).
Got an interesting communication this afternoon from across the pond.
On a different now, a stock I was watching, Hospira, I waited too long watching. Pfizer bought them this AM. Darn.
Just watching the solar pimps, attention starved and fact deniers post incessant drivel about nothing for the last month. I have most blocked and must admit, have not a clue what they post, only that they post many, many times.
Will be back on BTU soon, spoke with the purchasing manager the other day and he is at least hopeful the Australia mgt willl stop digging and shipping the historic volumes.
Leaks in Boston area gas pipes exceed estimates (from today's Boston Globe)
By David Abel Globe Staff January 22, 2015
The amount of methane leaking from natural gas pipelines, storage facilities, and other sources in the Boston area is as much as three times greater than previously estimated — a loss that contributes to the region’s high energy costs and adds potent greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, according to a new study by scientists at Harvard University.
The leaks would be enough to heat as many as 200,000 homes a year and are valued at $90 million a year, the authors said.
The study — the first of its kind to quantify methane emissions from natural gas leaks in an urban area — also suggests that regulators are substantially underestimating the amount of the nation’s methane emissions. Methane is 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, meaning small amounts of the heat-trapping gas can have a significant impact on global warming.
“We were surprised to find that emissions are as high as they seem to be,” said Steven Wofsy, a lead author of the study and professor of atmospheric chemistry at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Once we understand where they come from, we can find ways to reduce them in a cost-effective way.”
maxben, I like the attitude but Jesus is neither for nor against you. You have to be with him. He doesn't choose sides.
My apologies to correct you, but Jesus is absolutely NOT ON ANYONES SIDE
Not on the sinner or the saint.
Not on the pagan or the pauper.
Not on the #$%$ or Jew.
You MUST be on his side, that is how it works.