Friday, May 9, 2014

Politics and Energy Policy

Here are just a few readings gleaned from just one day:

Ohio's renewable energy industries spent $1 billion here, employed 3,500. A nine-man squad of business leaders has parachuted into the political fray over renewable energy and energy efficiency with one message -- jobs and investment.

World's largest solar array set to crank out 290 megawatts of sunshine power. The Agua Caliente Solar Project represents a significant advance compared with just four years ago, when the largest solar facility in the U.S. generated only 20 megawatts. "Solar has completely arrived as a competitive energy resource," says Peter Davidson at the U.S. Department of Energy.
North Dakota is the deadliest state to work in. Fracking has done some incredible things for North Dakota: It has the fastest-growing economy and lowest unemployment in the nation. But as with any gold rush, the boom comes with a human cost for those involved – illness, injury, and fatalities.

Nuclear power is economically dead in this country. The new issues will resolve around waste disposal. Here, workers find damage to underground radioactive storage bags at WIPP. This was the “holy grail” for waste storage...supposed to keep this stuff safe for 10,000 years.

Wyoming is 1st state to reject science standards. Wyoming, the nation's top coal-producing state, is the first to reject new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups mainly because of global warming components.

Boehner: Dems’ climate proposals would kill jobs

Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies. $$$s!!!!

'Nothing Works' Because Republicans Are Willing 'To Say No To Everything' $$$s!!!

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