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When it comes to #WhiteHouse proposed oil fee, #CRS myopically sees only costs & not benefits?

February 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on When it comes to #WhiteHouse proposed oil fee, #CRS myopically sees only costs & not benefits?

UPFRONT NOTE:  President Obama’s proposed 21st century clean transportation program, funded by a $10 fee per barrel of oil, would likely have significant positive return on investment: reduced fossil fuel pollution impacts, improved economic activity in areas with mass and other transit investments, reduced economic vulnerability to oil market volatility and price shocks, reduced oil imports, […]

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Tags: analysis · Cost-Benefit Analysis · Obama Administration · oil · transportation

CNN’s celebratory misinformation about America’s energy situation

December 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The United States is now a net exporter of petroleum products.  Simply put, the United States exports more post refinery products than it imports. (E.g., it exports more diesel and gasoline, for example, than imported of these types of products.) This is real news, after all this reverses a net import refinery product balance of […]

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Tags: Energy · oil · truthiness

Carpe Diem! Killed bin Laden? Now kill oil …

May 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

In the aftermath of 9/11, President George W. Bush had a moment to change history and turn America(ns) toward a more prosperous and secure future. Rather than seizing the day to announce a plan to end America’s oil addiction and ‘turn oil into salt’, President Bush called on Americans to go out and shop while […]

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Tags: Energy · government energy policy · oil · politics

The newest BP commercial … a must see, must share item …

May 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Consider rating it up at YouTube so more people will see it …

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Tags: Energy · oil · OilApocalypse · political symbols · pollution

Destroying the Gulf for what? Better paths forward …

May 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments

During the 2008 campaign, a Palin-McCain Michigan ad had this line: “Offshore drilling to reduce the price of gas to spur truck sales.” How many times does it need to be said? Offshore drilling is, at best, a 1 cent, 1 percent solution 20 years off to the question of gasoline prices. According to Department […]

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Tags: Energy

McCain Disdain for Meaningful Energy Plans

October 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on McCain Disdain for Meaningful Energy Plans

Architecture2030 is a tremendous group, with concepts that should be seized and acted upon as part and parcel of moving forward toward an Energy Smart future. Recently, they’ve made a bit of a name for themselves with excellent graphics that call out just how sensible John McCain’s energy policy proposals are for changing the nation […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · Energy

Newest Nobel Prize Winner: “Republicans … Party of Stupid”

October 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Paul Krugman, the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Economics, penned an article a few months ago: “Know-Nothing Politics“. the debate on energy policy has helped me find the words for something I’ve been thinking about for a while. Republicans, once hailed as the “party of ideas,” have become the party of stupid. For […]

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Tags: Energy · oil · republican party · truthiness

Vote Grand Oil Party! Multi-layered deception coming to a street corner near you

September 16th, 2008 · 6 Comments

In my neck of the woods, the local Republicans are showing a real green thumb (actually, perhaps green hammer) as there is green sprouting all over. Green signs with a gas pump are appearing with the words “Drill Now! Pay Less! Vote GOP!” Now, other than the direct linkage of a gas pump and the […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · Energy · oil · political symbols · politics · republican party · truthiness

Sarah “Energy Expert” Palin

September 4th, 2008 · 18 Comments

The Republican Party, the McCain campaign, and willing collaborators are trying to pass Sarah Palin off as a true energy expert, someone deeply knowledgeable in the arena of the nation’s greatest challenges. This attempt to create a resume item re Sarah “Energy Expert” Palin is, simply, an attempt to sell a fraud. Searching Palin “Energy […]

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Tags: Energy

House leadership to Fossil Fuel industry: Use it or lose it!

June 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Tired of the unending truthiness Republican cries to DRILL, DRILL, DRILL in a disingenuous truthiness efforts that turns us (US) aside from discussion of energy efficiency and moving off fossil fuels, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) and others in the House leadership issued an ultimatum to oil companies: Drill on the […]

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