Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Energy and Coal Plants - #4087 - Cautionary Tale: India Goes Dark After Reduction of Coal in Energy Production - Rush Limbaugh (2) Energy Revoution 2: The Energy Abundance That Helped Propel U.S. to Global Leadership in 19 & 20th Centuries is Back - The American Interest

Have you heard about the second blackout in two days that has hit India? Six-hundred and seventy million people are now in the dark. The population of this country is 1.2 billion. So 670 million people in the dark in India.....Stick with me on this. "What do we care about India, Rush? We're about to lose America." Hang on. Trains are stuck in tunnels. Miners are stuck in mine shafts. Imagine that, now. Hospitals are without any power. Somebody said, "Well, why did the power fail in India? You didn't tell us that." It's a good point. It is an excellent point. Our Official Climatologist here at the EIB Network, Dr. Roy Spencer, University of Alabama at Huntsville, points out that one-tenth of humanity is now without electricity. Six-hundred and seventy million people in India, one-tenth of humanity. Why? Because India decided to reduce the role of coal in electricity production. They closed some coal mines. They drank the Kool-Aid on the fact that coal causes global warming, that coal is a polluting thing, that coal is dirty and disgusting and poisonous. This is what Obama wants to accomplish. This is what Obama wants. He wants to put the domestic coal business out of business. The Indian government went all-in on that -- well, not all-in, but close, and so they reduced the role of coal in electricity production, and they don't have any electricity. One-tenth of humanity without electricity. There are lessons to learn here, folks.  Read more.........

Energy Revolution 2: The Energy Abundance that Helped Propel U.S. to Global Leadership in 19 & and 20th Centuries is Back - The American Interest - Forget peak oil; forget the Middle East. The energy revolution of the 21st century isn’t about solar energy or wind power and the “scramble for oil” isn’t going to drive global politics. The energy abundance that helped propel the United States to global leadership in the 19th and 2oth centuries is back; if the energy revolution now taking shape lives up to its full potential, we are headed into a new century in which the location of the world’s energy resources and the structure of the world’s energy trade support American affluence at home and power abroad. By some estimates, the United States has more oil than Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran combined, and Canada may have even more than the United States. A GAO report released last May (pdf link can be found here) estimates that up to the equivalent of 3 trillion barrels of shale oil may lie in just one of the major potential US energy production sites. If half of this oil is recoverable, US reserves in this one deposit are roughly equal to the known reserves of the rest of the world combined.  Read more.......

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