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Directory of US Government and Energy issues.
See also: Directory:Weaponization of Free EnergyDirectory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Killing Each Taliban Soldier Costs $50 Million - The Pentagon will not tell the public what it costs to locate, target and kill a single Taliban soldier because the price-tag is so scandalously high that it makes the Taliban appear to be Super-Soldiers. The estimated cost to kill each Taliban is as high as $100 million, with a conservative estimate being $50 million. A public discussion should be taking place. (A-W-I-P Oct. 3, 2010)
Interior Dept Designates Solar Energy Zones - Hoping to speed up the development of renewable energy resources on federal lands, the U.S. Interior Department designated about 670,000 acres of land, divided into 24 solar energy zones spread across six western states that could generate nearly 100,000 megawatts of solar electricity. (Planet Ark July 1, 2009)
Directory:Batteries / Directory:Electric Vehicles / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > US government investing billions in battery technology for electric vehicles - The Obama administration has invested $2.4 billion in the advanced battery industry, in an attempt to make the United States the world's foremost supplier of batteries for electric cars. (Directory: Mike Adams and Natural News November 08, 2010)Directory:Oil > Directory:Oil / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Fossil Fuels Receive 12X More Subsidies Than Renewables - It’s a familiar refrain: renewable energy won’t look as enticing after government subsidies are removed. While renewable energy does get government incentives, it turns out that globally fossil fuels get more — way more, according to Bloomberg. (Inhabitat Aug. 3, 2010) Latest: Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory: Green U.S. Tax Breaks - The United States government is extending tax breaks to homeowners who have decided to green up their home. Due to Stimulus bill and the forward movement of time, many of the rules governing our tax codes have become outdated. (PESWiki March 12, 2009)
There was an error working with the wiki: Code/ Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > Directory:Andrea A. Rossi Cold Fusion Generator (E-Cat) > Petition to Obama Administration to test E-Cat - Sign the petition to the WhiteHouse to investigate the usefulness of Andrea Rossi's Energy Catalyzer. The petition urges the U.S. government to purchase a 1 MW unit and test it. "The economic benefit of the advent of cheap clean energy is obvious." Need 25,000 signatures by Dec. 13 to generate a response. (WhiteHouse.gov November 13, 2011) Latest: Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory: Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares - If a blast like the Carrington Event of 1859 occurred again, we could see 100 million people out of electricity for a couple years. However, installing 'surge protection' for the power grid would not be that expensive or difficult – especially when contrasted with the expense of unprotected components failing. A call to action. (PESWiki July 16, 2010)
Latest: Directory:U.S. Government and Energy / Directory:Prizes > Proposed: Electromagnetic Energy Grand Challenge - The New Energy Movement has posted an open letter to the White House from Dr. Fred Wood, who proposes a new Grand Challenge focused on extracting energy from the active physical vacuum for use in disruptive, transformational, electromagnetic energy technologies. Wood has both academic and government credentials. (New Energy Movement Apr. 14, 2010)
Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV > Fisker Gets a Half Billion Dollar Stimulus Loan To Develop Affordable Plug-In Hybrids - Most of the money will go towards Project NINA, which aims to bring a plug-in hybrid car to market for under $40,000 (after tax breaks), while some of it will also be used to put the finishing touches on the Fisker Karma, an all-electric luxury sports car in the same vein as the Tesla Roadster. (Gas 2.0 Sept. 23, 2009)
Europe’s Way of Encouraging Solar Power Arrives in the U.S. - The new payment method is referred to as a “feed-in tariff” in Europe. It is, in essence, a mandate by the government telling a utility to pay above-market rates for green electricity, often for 15 to 25 years. It shifts the burden of subsidizing green energy from taxpayers, to electricity ratepayers. (New York Times March 12, 2009)
Free Energy Blog:2014:02:04 - Because Brent contracts are less liquid and more speculative, traders say they can be more readily manipulated than WTI contracts. (Free Energy Blog February 4, 2014)
Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > White House Issues New Gas Mileage Standards - The Obama administration has signed off on the nation's first rules on greenhouse gas emissions seting new fuel standards to meet a fleet-wide average of 35.5 mpg that will raise current standards by nearly 10 mpg by the 2016 model year. Though adding nearly $1000 per vehicle by 2016, drivers could save as much as $3,000 over the life of a vehicle through better gas mileage. (Slashdot Apr. 2, 2010)
Directory:U.S. Government and Energy / Directory:Energy Efficiency / Directory:Conservation > Cap & Trade - A License Required For Your Home - Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. H.R. 2454. Passed by the House of Representatives, if also passed by the Senate, this act will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced. (VegHaven Nov. 19, 2009)
See also Directory:OilDirectory:Oil / Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar > Directory:US Solar Subsidies Versus Fossil Fuel Subsidies - US solar subsidies: $1 billion, compared to $72 billion subsidies for fossil fuels over 5 years. If the US gave the same subsidies to solar that it does to fossil fuels, solar would be cheaper than grid power in 100% of the country, rather than 14%. Germany has 6x more solar than US, even though the US gets 3.9x more sun. (PESWiki June 20, 2012)
There was an error working with the wiki: Code> Directory:Oil > Directory:Oil > Tell U.S. Congress: End oil subsidies - As Americans continue to struggle with outrageous, unstable gas prices, oil companies continue to benefit from them, continuing to rake in huge profits. Why does the U.S. Govt. still rewards them with $4 billion/year with tax credits and subsidies. (CredoAction April, 2011) Directory:Oil > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Fossil fuel lobby dollars return as subsidies -- exceeding 100x overunity - According to The Center for Responsive Politics' website Open Secrets, oil, gas and electric utilities in the US spent $2.3 billion lobbying their government legislators to support their industry since 1998. Altogether, worldwide governments gave an average $1.5 billion US a day subsidizing fossil fuel industries. (Directory:Cold Fusion Now January 24, 2012)
Obama calls for new era of energy exploration - "Now, the choice we face is not between saving our environment and saving our economy," Obama said. "The choice we face is between prosperity and decline. We can remain the world's leading importer of oil, or we can become the world's leading exporter of clean energy." (PhysOrg April 23, 2009)
Obama to Automakers: Make Greener American Cars or Go Under - One of the reasons cited by Obama for denying Chrysler and GM further bailout funds, was that neither planned on going green enough, and that in order to be 'viable' they need to put more effort and resources towards developing and selling fuel efficient vehicles. (TreeHugger March 30, 2009)
Directory:Electric Vehicles / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Obama Puts Up $2.4 Billion for Electric Vehicles - President Barack Obama Thursday unveiled a 2.4 billion dollar boost for electric vehicle development, vowing to compete with foreign nations in the race to be world leader on renewable energy. (TruthOut March 19, 2009)
EPA Eases Emissions Regulations for New Power Plants - The Environmental Protection Agency ruled (19-page PDF) that new power plants are not required to install technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, rejecting an argument from environmental groups. (Truthout Dec. 19, 2008)
Bailout plan bails out clean-energy sector - The massive U.S. financial bailout plan, signed into law Friday afternoon, renews existing tax credits for renewable energy and includes rebates for plug-in hybrid drivers. (CNet News Oct 3, 2008)Latest:
There was an error working with the wiki: Code- A much contested energy bill that would offer the Solar Industry a major boost is closer to being passed into law now that the Senate has made some concessions. H.R. 6049 calls for approximately $18 billion of tax incentives for investment in renewable energy, carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects, energy efficiency and conservation. (PESWiki Sept. 25, 2008)
Senate Approves Renewable Energy Credits - Things could be looking up for renewal of renewable energy incentives as the U.S. Senate has approved $17 billion in tax credits for wind, solar, geothermal and ocean energy systems. (Domestic Fuel Sept. 23, 2008)
Obama Energy Advice - An ongoing series of cogent comments, advice and recommendations relating to President Obama's administration energy policy. (OilDrum Jan. 12, 2009)
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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Article:Team Obama asks Automaker to repeal laws of physics - "These laws of physics? Whose rules are those? We need to change that. (Some of the others wrote down the law name so they could look it up). We have the Congress, and the administration. We can repeal that law, amend it, or use an executive order to get rid of that problem. That's why we are here, to fix these sort of issues." (PESWiki November 3, 2012)
Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory:Suppression / Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > U.S. Department of Energy policy continues to ignore revolutionary new energy - Recently asked what their stance was on "cold fusion", the U.S. Department of Energy replied: "We recommend against the establishment of special programs or research centers to develop cold fusion. ...It is clear the topic of low energy nuclear reactions remains highly speculative and that the purported mechanism has not yet been validated by the physics community as a reality." (Directory:Cold Fusion Now September 20, 2011)
See also Directory:ConspiracyDirectory:Conspiracy > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy / Directory:Nikola Tesla > Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Tesla (brief video) - I missed this video by HowStuffWorks that was uploaded a year a half ago. It's quite intriguing in its speculation about the U.S. government's sequestering of advanced technologies. (YouTube March 23, 2010)
Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Fiasco: Obama spends $5 million+ per ‘green’ job - A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show. Obama has spent almost 47% of the $38.6 billion to create 5.4% of the promised jobs. This works out to $5,077,574 per job created! (Canada Free Press September 15, 2011)
Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > The Energy Equation: Practical Fact vs. Political Fiction - Frank Burk points out many examples, current and recent that show how when politics get involved, the problems they were supposed to resolve get worse due to poor policy. Politically motivated energy solutions often exacerbate the problems they were supposed to counteract. Bureacracy is not good at solutions. (American Thinker December 14, 2010)
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There was an error working with the wiki: Code> First Climategate then WikiLeaks, Is Global Warming a Hoax? - WikiLeaks exposes the United States for manipulating the Copenhagen Climate Accord in order to expedite their climate change agenda. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe calls global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." (Suite101 December 6, 2010) Directory:U.S. Government and Energy / Directory:Oil > Directory:Ecological Impact of Oil > Directory:BP's Gulf Oil Volcano >
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There was an error working with the wiki: Code> Oil Spill Timeline: Obama's Golfing During Gulf Crisis (video) - Video chronicles the inaction and ineptitude of the U.S. administration to respond to the crisis in the Gulf declining offers from foreign governments to help playing golf, vacationing, partying, while the crisis compounds irate sentiments from the left media. (Vimeo / RightChange June 29, 2010)
What Price Should Fed Pay? - No one seems to know what price the Fed should pay to buy bad mortgage backed securities. A high cost would be bad for taxpayers. Video.
Where Was The SEC? - Critics are questioning why the Securities and Exchange Commission and its chairman Chris Cox didn't do more to prevent the market meltdown. Video.
Why the Energy Bill is Bad for Americans - "You've seen rising gas costs. You've experienced the difficulty in finding gas over the past few days as a result of Hurricane Ike. The House of Representatives had the chance last night to enact meaningful solutions to our energy problems. Unfortunately, the bill we voted on yesterday was more about politics than about what was best for YOU." (Right Side News Sept. 18, 2008)
The Biz Flog for September 10 Fannie and Freddie and Congress - Congress could have been providing oversight, back when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were crawling with lobbyists. Video (Eyeblast.tv Sept. 10, 2008)