Post Tagged with: "alternative energy industry"

September 19, 2012 05:48

Ocean of Oil and the Great Oil Conspiracy

“Eliminating the fear that the world is running out of oil eliminates an urgency to experiment with or to implement alternative fuels including biofuels, wind energy, and solar energy as long as these energies remain less energy-efficient, less reliable, and more costly than using oil and natural gas.”

August 16, 2012 12:22

Political Connections to Drive Up Electric Rates in Delaware

In the case of Bloom Energy, some truly big hitters are involved in what can only be described as highly suspect permit applications, crony capitalism, political pressure and secretive backroom deals that will benefit the few at the expense of countless taxpayers and ratepayers. What these arrangements could do to energy prices in Delaware and other states served by the PJM electricity grid is scary to ponder – and Bloom is trying to cut similar deals in North Carolina and elsewhere.

June 26, 2012 07:10

Obama’s “green” jobs cost $6.7 million per job

DOE has guaranteed $34.7 billion in loans … Some 2,378 permanent jobs were claimed to be created under the program. This works out to a potential cost per job of $6.7 million. – U.S. News

October 12, 2011 13:45

ANOTHER green “wind”fall for Obama supporters at taxpayer expense

America’s worst wind energy project’s “green energy” jobs will be about $16.3 million each.

May 23, 2011 05:21

U.S. Energy Crisis is a Liberal Power Grab

Democrats and liberal Republicans, acting at the behest of groups hiding behind environmental cover to push policies giving government more power, are directly responsible for our current situation. This is deliberate on the part of some, while others are simply dupes who have been used.

April 18, 2011 05:17

Renewable energy costs jobs, raises electric rates in U.K.

[F]or every job created in the United Kingdom in renewable energy, 3.7 jobs are lost. In Scotland, there is no net benefit from government support for the sector, and probably a small net loss of jobs.

March 24, 2011 06:32

Clean energy’s junk economics

What we do know — and this is undisputed — is that electricity from wind and solar sources is so expensive that without government subsidies, it would not exist, let alone compete with fossil fuels.

January 14, 2011 11:31

Power Struggle: Division Within Biofuels Community Complicates the Energy Equation

The advent of corn ethanol subsidies is a case study in the role money can play in politics.

January 5, 2011 08:48

John Thune kills presidential hopes with ethanol deal

Thune’s 2012 hopes won’t get out of South Dakota with his paid support of the worst corporate welfare waste of taxpayer money. Ethanol subsidies are opposed by a bipartisan coalition of conservatives and environmental groups.