Thursday, October 6, 2011

Energy - Oil Drilling - #3301 - Lessons From Lemmings: The EU's Green Power Folly - Forbes (2) Obama's War on Oil - Peter Ferrara - American Spectator



Lemming powers of observation aren’t highly regarded. Wouldn’t you think witnessing fellow critters plunge en masse over cliff edges would offer cause for some among them to reconsider the perilous path ahead? But then some humans, most notable government leaders, are similarly lacking in foresight. This deficiency is evident in the E.U.’s wind and solar energy stampede which has sped their arrival to the brink of economic collapse. Before America races any farther down that same road, let’s pause to heed lessons from their costly experiences. And we might learn much from our own as well.  Consider Denmark. On Earth Day, 2010, President Obama praised the country as a great green power model, telling an Iowa audience that “America produces less than 3% of our electricity through renewable sources like wind and solar — less than 3%. Now, in comparison, Denmark produces almost 20% of their electricity through wind power.”  Yet a 2009 report issued by CEPOS, a Danish think tank, tells a far different story. Its study found that while wind provided 19% of the country’s electricity generation, it only met an average 9.7% of the demand over a five year period, and a mere 5% during 2006.  Read more.......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Obama's War on Oil - Peter Ferrara - American Spectator - As a guest on a black radio talk show recently, I suggested that someone ask President Obama what his plan is for bringing down high gasoline prices.  What a gaffe that question would be. The current high gas prices, and more, are precisely the President's plan.  President Obama's Secretary of Energy is former Berkeley physics professor Steven Chu, who said in 2008, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." We still have a way to go to achieve Secretary Chu's goal. The average price for a gallon of gas in Europe is over $8.  President Obama's Secretary of Interior is Ken Salazar. When he was a Senator in 2008, he proclaimed on the floor of the Senate that he would oppose any offshore drilling no matter how high the price of gasoline rose, even to $10 a gallon.  Read more........ Steve Peters Commentary: At some point, you have to ask the question, is the Obama Administration really that ignorant of the failed results of "Green Energy," as they continue to throw away hard earned taxpayers dollars on useless unproductive green energy schemes(Lemmings-article), or do they have a hidden agenda they are keeping from the American people? Perhaps their energy policy of systematically and methodically choking off access to our national energy resources(Obama's War on Oil-article), which has significantly driven up energy costs, has been their actual objective all along. Remember what Obama's energy Secretary Steven Chu said, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." We still have a way to go to achieve Secretary Chu's goal. The average price for a gallon of gas in Europe is about $7. When asked about gas prices of over $4 a gallon, Obama said, "I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment." In other words, he was all for it to achieve his end goals at the expense of the American economy and jobs, but at a pace that did not wake up the American people to his end objectives. Harry Reid-The Undertaker of the Senate, kills all the effective and common sense legislation being passed out of the GOP controlled House of Representative, so that leaves only one way to change Obama's destructive energy policies. The way to decrease energy costs, improve the economy, and create real jobs, is for a majority of the voters in this country to concentrate on removing Obama from the White House and Harry Ried as Majority Leader of Senate in 2012. For those of us registered to vote in Virginia, that includes working hard to ensure that Ex-DNC Chairman TIm Kaine who agrees with Obama's energy policies does not become our next Senator.

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