off shore drilling ban

off shore drilling ban

PostBy: truckrp97 On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:02 am

interior secretary ken salazar told reportes friday that the 6 month delay in approving new off-shore drilling leases in federal waters will morph into a 3 year total ban. drilling was expected to begin by july after gwb had lifted the ban on drilling on the outer continental shelf.so it is now confirmed that the obama administration has no intention of opening new areas for off-shore drilling during his 4 years in office.there will be a 53% increase in funding for wind research and a 22% jump for solar research.
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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:07 am

And neither wind or solar will provide electricity on a cold calm night..

How about spending that additional funding on burning coal such that the CO2 is captured ?? Oh,, that makes too much sense I guess.

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PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:01 am

LsFarm wrote:And neither wind or solar will provide electricity on a cold calm night..

How about spending that additional funding on burning coal such that the CO2 is captured ?? Oh,, that makes too much sense I guess.

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Capturing CO2 is a waste of money we can't afford to waste. Global warming is a big con. We need domestically produced oil. 70% is coming from overseas. We are hemorrhaging money as a nation to pay for it. I swear the Dems/progresives are out to destroy us.
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PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:13 am

LsFarm wrote:And neither wind or solar will provide electricity on a cold calm night..

How about spending that additional funding on burning coal such that the CO2 is captured ?? Oh,, that makes too much sense I guess.

Greg L

Today it's true that solar cannot provide electricity without sun, but in the future it will. The earth is always, day or night, being radiated with energy. It's an enormous amount of energy. To harvest it, devices are needed to transform the radiant energy into electrons. Much of the basic solar cell research is focused on capturing more of the energy, not just the visible sunlight wavelengths our eyes can see but other wavelengths, infrared, ultraviolet, etc. Most of these wavelengths are always present, not in the greatest amounts at night but still there. In a generation or two man will learn how to do it. Right now the practical goal is to make solar cells like a sandwich, multiple layers each sensitive to a different wavelength. This has the potential to double or triple the solar cells efficiency.

What to do to solve our immediate energy problem is so complex and interwoven with politics and special interests I don't see much but the status quo. Domination by the big energy companies. Residential burning of coal for heating makes a whole lot of sense because it's so energy efficient. You just don't have all the energy conversion losses when you use coal to make electricity. That thought has missed the powers to be. In my opinion because in the US engineers and scientists are not politically active and loath politics. The engineering and scientific professional societies need to come to the table and influence policy.
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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: truckrp97 On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:23 pm

researchers at king juan carlos university in spain released a study showing that every"green job"created by the wind industry killed off 4.27 jobs elsewhere in the spanish economy. research director gabriel calzada alvarez found that when a government artificially props up this industry with subsidies,higher electrical cost (31%) tax hikes (5%) and govenment debt follow. and every green job cost $800,000 to create and 90% of them are temporary,a note to my previous post,steven chu the secretary of energy acknowledged the role cleaner-burning natural gas can play in electrical generation,but only as a "transition to other fuels"in the coming future.and the administration continues to gobble up lands where gas might be found and impose enviormental regulations that curtail the use of new technologies such as fracking to get more oil and natgas from america's vast shale deposits.
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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:26 pm

The Fifth Column

def : a group of people who clandestinely undermine a larger group, such as a nation, from within, to the aid of an external enemy.
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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:40 pm

Don't get me wrong, the 'capturing of CO2' was just to make government 'appear' to be trying to be 'green' whatever that is.. I certainly don't give a rat's behind about capturing CO2, unless you use the CO2 to feed an algae pond full of geneticly engineered algae that makes diesel fuel... oh, wait, that's already being done..

Or maybe our idiots in Washington would get subsidies to support gassification of coal. We could use a domestic source for Diesel, Jet and Gasoline.. The math and science are done on this.. the equivalent cost is around $40/bbl of crude oil.. but it takes a lot of money to make a gassification plant.

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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:55 pm

Ok Then, where is the Mercury? Is it in the CO2? I am all for coal but the Mercury is a bit out of hand as it is in everything.
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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:58 pm

I'm already 'mad as a hatter'. A little more mercury in my diet and environment can't hurt. :D :D :shock:

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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:02 pm

:roll: :roll: :roll: :shock:
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PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:43 am

grumpy wrote:Ok Then, where is the Mercury? Is it in the CO2? I am all for coal but the Mercury is a bit out of hand as it is in everything.


The mercury is in all those fluorescent light bulbs that you must use after 2014 to be "green", according to your government.
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PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:04 am

In respect to those horrible CFL light bulbs. This house I bought last October was full of them. The first thing I did was go to the hardware store and buy Edison light bulbs and GOT RID of those hideous things. I hope to buy enough boxes of regular light bulbs to last me the rest of my life. If not, I will pipe my house for gas lights. I'm not kidding.
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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:34 pm

mikeandgerry wrote:
grumpy wrote:Ok Then, where is the Mercury? Is it in the CO2? I am all for coal but the Mercury is a bit out of hand as it is in everything.


The mercury is in all those fluorescent light bulbs that you must use after 2014 to be "green", according to your government.



Not my government. Someone else voted these idiots into office..

As far as the CFL's are concerned, I like them. I don't like them for the government's sake, but for my sake.. I like the much lower electical bill I get, and the bulbs last a lot longer, and are much tougher, they stand up to use in a drop cord 20x better than a fillament bulb..

I like the light from a fillament bulb better, but I'll live with the blue-white light where I can.
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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: Stephen in Soky On: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:16 am

That's what makes America great, those who want to use CFL's can & those who prefer filament bulbs are free to use them.


Oh wait.................
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Re: off shore drilling ban

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:45 am

Hey, if you like the old bulbs you got plenty of time to stock up & there will be black market bulb sellers around after 2014, if they can`t keep aliens & drugs from crossing our borders I`m sure a couple bulbs will slip by. I really can`t even recall the last time I broke a bulb, probably in a drop light & I always use the coated bulbs anyway. We used to play with liquid mercury all the time as a kid but none of us drank it. I also like the new bulbs, anything to cut down the bills, I was going to replace them as they burned out but now I`m thinking maybe I`ll hoard them & sell them to the die hard filament users.
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