Daily Archives: September 29, 2011

Not climate change but delta compaction and subsidence

Shanghai Struggles to Save Itself From the Sea
By COCO LIU of ClimateWire

SHANGHAI — Some 1,000 years ago, the Chinese named this city “Shanghai” based on its location. It literally means “above the sea.” Those pioneers probably never imagined the situation that confronts this city today: Shanghai is on its way to being below the sea.

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Busted! Anthony checks Gore’s video & asks “What’s up with that?

Video analysis and scene replication suggests that Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project fabricated their Climate 101 video “Simple Experiment”
Anthony Watts

It has been over a week now since the Gore-a-thon aka “24 hours of climate reality”. The front page of the Climate Reality Project has changed from “live mode” to offering clips of video shown during the 24 hour presentation. Note the circled video on the front page below Mr. Gore. I’ve discovered that by watching carefully it reveals an “inconvenient truth” of the worst kind. (WUWT)

No! There is no upside to CCS, just cost and waste of a marvelous environmental resource

Using the energy in oil shale without releasing carbon dioxide in a greenhouse world

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2011 — New technology that combines production of electricity with capture of carbon dioxide could make billions of barrels of oil shale — now regarded as off-limits because of the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released in its production — available as an energy source. That’s the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) award-winning “Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions” podcast series.

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Barnett Shale Has Created 100,00 Jobs, $65 Billion In Economic Activity

Barnett Shale Has Created 100,00 Jobs, $65 Billion In Economic Activity
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 11:17 Matt Joyce, Dallas Business Journal

The Barnett Shale natural gas field has generated $65.4 billion in economic activity and created more than 100,200 jobs over the 24-county area since 2001, according to a new study commissioned by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

Ray Perryman, founder and president of Waco-based The Perryman Group, presented his findings Tuesday to the Fort Worth City Council. The study examined the impact of Barnett Shale activity on local, regional and state businesses from 2001 to 2011.

“We commissioned the study to see how or if the economic downturn had impacted past projections about the industry,” said Bill Thornton, chamber president and CEO. “What we found was that it’s a bulwark of our economy.” (GWPF)

Exporting American subsidies, technology and jobs – what could go wrong?

Volts For China?

Industrial Policy: Unable to sell its electric cars here, Government Motors plans to partner with the Chinese and possibly give away its taxpayer-funded technology. The administration’s industrial policy picks another loser.

Here we thought the purpose of President Obama’s green jobs and green energy policies was to embrace the technologies and energy sources of the future in order to compete with countries like China. Instead, taxpayer dollars may have once again been wasted — this time to provide jobs for and technology to those we should be competing with.

General Motors Corp., whose international headquarters is in Shanghai, has announced it would be developing an electric car platform with its longtime Chinese partner, the Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation (SAIC). The question is why. GM would of necessity have to share some of its technology with the Chinese at the same time it was aiding a U.S. competitor. (IBD)

Peter Foster: Nobels savage Keystone XL

Peter Foster: Nobels savage Keystone XL
How do the Holy Men travel the world? Sailing ship? Magic carpet?

The radical environmental campaign against TransCanada Corp’s $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline has evolved — typically — into political theatre cum PR trench warfare with a side of stranger-than-fiction.

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Suing the gum’mint for subsidies to build useless monuments to the mass sociogenic illness of DiOxyCarbophobia

Wind-energy firm Trillium Power sues Ontario
RICHARD BLACKWELL

A company that planned to build a series of huge wind farms in Lake Ontario is suing the provincial government for $2.25-billion, claiming it unfairly cancelled all offshore wind projects earlier this year.

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“Green jobs” – @ about $20million per…

Energy Department approves $1 billion in solar energy loan guarantees
By Andrew Restuccia

The Energy Department announced Wednesday that is has finalized more than $1 billion in loan guarantees for two separate solar energy projects.

The decision comes several weeks after Solyndra, a California-based solar manufacturer that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration in 2009, filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1,100 workers, setting off a firestorm in Washington. (E2 Wire)

What Solyndra Fiasco?
The Department of Energy keeps shoveling out taxpayer money.

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