Getting out of the Kitchen: Energy Secretary Chu Steps Down, Blasts Climate-Change Skeptics

February 1, 2013

Hey choo Chu man caused climate change, it’s a big fat government lie. Those of us that actually know something about science can prove it is.

And the emails from East Anglia climate unit, show it is … they know it too.

The Ticket – Yahoo! News

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist frequently the target of Republican criticism, announced Friday that he was stepping down in the latest shake-up of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. Chu, who disclosed his decision in a letter to Energy Department staff, frequently clashed with GOP lawmakers over gas prices as well as government backing for green-energy companies like the failed firm Solyndra.

In his letter, Chu took aim directly at his critics, saying the clean-energy efforts were a success—and blasted climate-change skeptics as trapped in “the Stone Age.”

He also scolded climate-change skeptics and urged a shift from fossil-fuels to other sources of energy.

“The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activity has had a significant and likely dominant role in climate change,” Chu warned in his letter. “There is also increasingly compelling evidence that the weather changes we have witnessed during this thirty year time period are due to climate change.”

And who gives a tinkers damn what a consensus of fools has to say?

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“Climate Is The New Third Rail”: As Yet Another Debate Passes With No Mention Of The Global Warming HoaxC

October 17, 2012

While my favorite tweet this morning called climate “the third rail” (i.e. don’t touch the electrified rail or it will kill your presidential bid, there’s even a Wiki entry on it) the reality seems to be simply that it is too late to do much about ‘GHG induced climate change’. And the warming stopped 16 years ago, unexpectedly…

Twitter / bryanrwalsh: The fact that Obama refuses …

The fact that Obama refuses to talk about enviro/climate issues around Keystone makes it hard to explain why he blocked it

Twitter / neilchambers: @bryanrwalsh what happened …

@bryanrwalsh what happened to the obama with a vision for a green america?

Twitter / RogerPielkeJr: @bryanrwalsh Need more evidence …

@bryanrwalsh Need more evidence that climate is [the] third rail? Amazing.

Twitter / drgrist: So, looking back now, it seems …

So, looking back now, it seems the energy part of the debate was mostly about who will drill more. Awesome.

Twitter / LFFriedman: Environmentalists on my twitter …

Environmentalists on my twitter feed seem to be nauseous over responses from both candidates to the coal/energy #debate

Twitter / PeterGleick: No discussion of #climate (or …

No discussion of #climate (or #water) at the debate. But hey, what’s the urgency? Oh, right. And what’s all this “I love fossil fuels” crap?

Twitter / suzyji [Warmist Suzanne Goldenberg]: Obama bragging abt drilling …

Obama bragging abt drilling more oil than Bush, attacks Romney for opposing coal plan. So much for clean energy pitch

Twitter / billmckibben: every debate the same thing–i’m …

every debate the same thing–i’m out of the room when they talk about climate. #prostateissues

Twitter / RyanMaue: Wow,Nobel prize physicist …

Wow,Nobel prize physicist Secretary Chu, who is currently in Witness Protection PowerPoint program, gets a gas price shout out! @climatebrad

Twitter / kate_sheppard: Somewhere, Steven Chu is shedding …

Somewhere, Steven Chu is shedding a tear. #debate

Twitter / LFFriedman: Romney: “I believe v much in …

Romney: “I believe v much in our renewable capabilities..but we don’t need is the prez keeping us from taking advantage of oilcoal&gas.”

Twitter / RogerPielkeJr: Not just in US heartland MT …

Not just in US heartland MT @johnpmcdermott: energy policy questions are really cost of living questions and should be answered so.

Twitter / MarcGunther: I wish they’d talk more about …

I wish they’d talk more about creating jobs and stop dwelling on this climate change thing #debate

As our green companies continue to drop like flies, you would think Obama would bring it up no more.


Your Electricity Costs Will Skyrocket: Just Choose The Critic Of Yucca Mountain

May 25, 2012

What you got a problem with that? Lets leave the nuclear waste out in the open, where terrorist can easily get to it, and spread it around. No problem with that?

In May 2009, Secretary Steven Chu stated:

“Yucca Mountain as a repository is off the table. What we’re going to be doing is saying, let’s step back. We realize that we know a lot more today than we did 25 or 30 years ago. The NRC is saying that the dry cask storage at current sites would be safe for many decades, so that gives us time to figure out what we should do for a long-term strategy. We will be assembling a blue-ribbon panel to look at the issue. We’re looking at reactors that have a high-energy neutron spectrum that can actually allow you to burn down the long-lived actinide waste. These are fast netron reactors. There’s others: a resurgence of hybrid solutions of fusion fission where the fusion would impart not only energy, but again creates high-energy neutrons that can burn down the long-lived actinides. …

“Some of the waste is already vitrified. There is, in my mind, no economical reason why you would ever think of pulling it back into a potential fuel cycle. So one could well imagine—again, it depends on what the blue-ribbon panel says—one could well imagine that for a certain classification for a certain type of waste, you don’t want to have access to it anymore, so that means you could use different sites than Yucca Mountain, such as salt domes. Once you put it in there, the salt oozes around it. These are geologically stable for a 50 to 100 million year time scale. The trouble with those type of places for repositories is you don’t have access to it anymore. But say for certain types of waste you don’t want to have access to it anymore—that’s good. It’s a very natural containment. …whereas there would be other waste where you say it has some inherent value, let’s keep it around for a hundred years, two hundred years, because there’s a high likelihood we’ll come back to it and want to recover that.

“So the real thing is, let’s get some really wise heads together and figure out how you want to deal with the interim and long-term storage. Yucca was supposed to be everything to everybody, and I think, knowing what we know today, there’s going to have to be several regional areas.”

Really wise heads? How about we get a really wise head in the energy department, someone who is not  fossil fuel hating eco-nut. Secretary Steven Chu, you believe in the man caused global warming fairy? That says a lot about wise heads, doesn’t it?

In 2008, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works found that failure to perform to contractual requirements could cost taxpayers up to $11 billion by 2020. In July 2009, the House of Representatives voted 388 to 30 on amendments to HHR3183 (Roll call vote 591, via Clerk.House.gov) to not defund the Yucca Mountain repository in the FY2010 budget.

Stirring the lingering debate over storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, head Ostrich Obama tapped Yucca critic Allison Macfarlane as the new chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. What so we spent

Let’s shut down nuclear power in the USA. One of the long time goals of Progressives. Dingy Hairy, you don’t use electricity do you?

The nomination of Macfarlane, an associate professor at George Mason University in Virginia who has written extensively on Yucca Mountain, is sure to be a lightning rod in the Senate, setting up a confirmation showdown. Republicans in Congress continue to lead the fight against Obama’s decision to halt development of the nation’s nuclear dump 90 miles north of Las Vegas.

Oh just what we need, another college professor with no real world experience. Credentials rule.

If confirmed, Macfarlane would replace embattled Chairman Gregory Jaczko, who announced this week he would step down after a congressional investigation into claims that he had an overbearing management style.

Why would the US want nucleaR PLANTS?  Did you see what happened in Japan, be very afraid, Wwerrry afraid. Government candy is due Tuesday, so sit and wait.

Another head in sand Obama approach to reviving our economy. Bet this works out great.

So you wonder why the lights flicker and dim …..


Convient Distraction: Solyndra Greenlighter Resigns on Day of Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Announcement

May 12, 2012

This is how it works, distract the public with queers getting married, hey I don’t care if you want to marry your bullfrog, but marriage is still a covenant between a man and woman …. and then dump the garbage overboard …

So here is the crap that is going overboard, and taking the fall I might add.

The Energy Department official who oversaw the agency that funded the now-bankrupt Solyndra with taxpayer dollars announced that he would resign on the same day Obama announced his support of federalism on the issue of same-sex marriage.

As far as “game changing programs”, solar cells and windmills any fool could do that, and any engineer would not they were stupid. You won’t run a Boeing 747 on windmill power. So here is the excuse write up.

Brietbart:

Arun Majumdar ran the Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (ARPA-E), which was responsible for authorizing loans to Solyndra. Majumdar will step down from his post on June 9, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on Wednesday.

In a letter to his department, Chu wrote, “As Acting Under Secretary of Energy, Arun has spearheaded efforts to create game changing programs that bring together the best and brightest across the Applied Offices, ARPA-E, and Office of Science to solve our greatest energy challenges.”

Chu also wrote that, “under Arun’s leadership, we have seen ARPA-E grow from a fledgling program to become a leading agency for innovation and energy research” that has created “programs that have the potential of changing the entire energy landscape.”

According to The Hill, ARPA-E “was first established in 2007 but didn’t receive funding until 2009 — [and] invests in so-called ‘high-risk, high-reward’ projects to develop ‘transformational’ energy technologies.”

One can only wonder why taxpayer money would even be wagered on “high-risk, high-reward” projects meant to be “transformational.” Many of these projects, as Solyndra demonstrated, not only spectacularly fail and waste money but also crowd out entrepreneurs in the free market who can’t compete when other companies get support from Uncle Sam (or Uncle Sugar, in these cases).

Obama knows the only way he can win is to distract the electorate and the mainstream media with social issues such as contraceptives, same-sex marriage, racial grievances, and a fabricated “war on women.” And the mainstream media is more than willing to take the bait and ignore Obama’s failures on the economy.


SOLYNDRA 2: Solar company that got $2.1 billion loan guarantee from feds goes bankrupt…:Solar company bankrupt despite ‘win-win’ DOE loan

April 3, 2012

Nothing works out right, when you forget engineering and physics, and rely on ideology for your faith. How else do you explain the string of Obama’s ‘successes with “green energy”

In keeping with the recent trend of so-called green companies going into the red, another solar energy company supported by President Obama’s top administration officials declared bankruptcy today.

Solar Trust for America received $2.1 billion in conditional loan guarantees  from the Department of Energy — “the largest amount ever offered to a solar project,” according to Energy Secretary Steven Chu — for a project near Blythe, Calif., but declared bankruptcy within a year. It is unclear how much of the guarantee, if any, was actually awarded.

Senior officials in Obama’s administration had very high hopes for the Blythe project. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar attended the groundbreaking ceremony, which he described as “a historic moment in America’s new energy frontier” and “another important step in making America’s clean energy future a reality.” Chu trumpeted at the time that Solar Trust would prove that “when we rev up the great American innovation machine, we can out-compete any other nation.”

The embarrassment should be bipartisan. “This is a huge milestone for our community,” Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., said when the company received its loan guarantee. “I look forward to continuing my work supporting projects . . . that will harness our local energy resources and help reduce our nation’s dangerous dependence on unstable foreign oil.”

Uwe Schmidt, chairman and CEO of the company, also argued that Solar Trust was good for the nation. He wrote last year that “the DOE loan guarantee is a ‘win-win’ for government and the companies involved and will not only advance the cause of energy independence but will create hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country.”

The bankruptcy makes Schmidt’s attempt to rebuke DOE critics in the wake of the Solyndra bankruptcy particularly ironic.


Chu: Give Me an “A” on Gasoline Prices

March 21, 2012

This was yesterday …. Energy Secretary Steven Chu thinks he deserves and A or and A+ for his handling of gas prices, because he’s been working on solar energy, and so forth. Windmills, looking good. Will these green things ever work?

Well, we don’t know, but if you give us more money, we would have better tools to do the job.

If you think this will get you to buy a Nissan Leaf, you’re nuttier than a fruitcake. This is nothing more than the administration’s “Cloward and Piven” energy strategy — collapse the system.

I assume this is the kind of stuff that could be heard in the court of King Louis XVI just before the Jacobins got to work. “We give ourselves an A+ on getting the peasants bread because of our advances in the technology to produce cake.”

It takes some serious ego to claim your biggest failure as your biggest success. This is not just an exercise in self-delusion, but an insult to Americans forced to part with increasing proportions of the wealth just to drive around.

I was going to write “just to get to work,” but so many aren’t going to work. Although I’m sure Obama’s economic team privately awarded itself an A+ too.

After all, Obama himself got the Nobel Prize for waking up each morning.


Chu: Uh, never mind on that European gas prices goal

March 13, 2012

Oops, we have a do over …

Isn’t it amazing what a couple of bad polls can produce?  In 2008, then-incoming-Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Wall Street Journal that American energy policy should be calibrated to drive the cost of gasoline to the same level as Europe in order to produce more demand for alternative energy production:

Mr. Obama plans soon to introduce his energy and environment team, which will include Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu as energy secretary and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner as White House energy adviser. …

In a sign of one major internal difference, Mr. Chu has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work.

“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.

Almost four years later, with Barack Obama beginning to see his polling slip on rapidly-rising gas prices and the compounded pain it causes working- and middle-class families, Chu finally walked back that statement in testimony to Congress today:

Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Tuesday retracted his now-infamous quote from 2008: “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

“I no longer share that view,” Chu said in response to questioning from Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, at aSenate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on another topic related to DOE’s loan-guarantee program.

Not that he sounded convincing:


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