…In a corrupt scheme, Sue and Settle, fireplaces next. But a half-billion dollar biomass plant is OK.
As of January 3rd, the EPA banned about 80% of the wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts in the United States. Stoves which are used to heat 12% of the homes in America and are especially needed in outlying rural areas. Fireplaces are also being looked at.
The EPA is attempting to reduce particle pollution with new rules. Instead of limiting fine airborne particulate emissions to 15 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) of air, the change will impose a maximum 12 μg/m3 limit. That is equivalent to a person smoking 3 to 4 cigarettes in a small confined space.
The draconian EPA regulations will be spread out, one will take place in March and the next in five to eight years. Stoves currently in use will not be affected but obviously, getting them repaired will become more and more difficult.
They haven’t yet gone after outdoor appliances or home heating appliances, but can they be far behind? Will people be able to heat their homes in a future controlled by extreme environmentalists? Read more at: independentsentinel.com.
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Very expensive entertainment but one can’t help laughing out loud!
“So wind energy is justified as reducing greenhouse gases that are not causing global warming which does not exist, is receiving millions in subsidies, and wants to kill protected species, an environmental objective. This is hypocrisy on a galactic scale.”
The Executive Order that President Obama signed last Friday is certainly not getting the press coverage it deserves. I know, you almost grow immune to this stuff since it seems to happen every week or so, but this is truly scary stuff. When will America wake up and realize that our electricity and food do not just appear because we want or will it to.
President Barack Obama has given the nation a new “Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience” that expands government bureaucrats’ role in how Americans use their lands, energy, waters and property. Obama announced the executive order Friday, the day after Halloween. The order is titled “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change.”
Possible Progressive classified advertisement:
Bike lanes needed to increase traffic congestion – Must cost millions.
Recently, the Gainesville (Florida) City Commission voted by a six to one margin to test a plan to narrow segments of NW Eighth Avenue to one lane in each direction for automobiles. The plan would add wide bicycle and pedestrian lanes (also known as sidewalks) in their place.
As printed in the Gainesville Sun: “…there are about 15,180 vehicle trips a day in that area and in the range of 250 bicycle trips, according to a city report.” Anyone who ever had a head cold knows that if the flow slows (congestion), the pressure increases. And I’m willing to bet that there will be a lot of motorists who will be feeling the increased pressure; blood pressure I mean.
By the way, I would like to acknowledge the Gainesville Sun for printing my letter to the editor (below) on this topic:
The “Today’s Topic” question on May 4 was: “Do you support the decision to narrow Northwest Eighth Avenue?” The answer was a resounding no by a margin of 682 to 65.
Less than nine percent of the respondents want Northwest Eighth Avenue narrowed. While not a scientific poll, it makes a strong statement about how out of touch the Gainesville City Commission is with the wants and needs of local residents.
Does anyone have any doubts as to how it will proceed after the “trial period” is over? How is Main Street working out for you?
But keep making your voices heard, there’s hope. As Mahatma Gandhi said: “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Originally posted on: commonsensepost.com
This is a copy of an envelope containing a birthday card that was sent to my grandson earlier this month. Check out the postmark: Those are wind turbines on a wind farm. So, the much
touted hyped wind power that probably couldn’t exist without billions of dollars in federal grants and subsidies, is now being promoted by the United States Postal Service.
Is this what we want the USPS to be doing? Some references below:
The 10 Major Wind Power Companies in the World – Wind Turbine Manufacturers and Companies. Look where GE CEO and former leader of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Jeff Immelt’s company is on on this list.
This clip was uploaded in April, 2011. It’s had almost 323,000 views.
The Progressives at every level of government, whether they are elected officials or bureaucrats, always
think know what’s best for us and think know that they can run our lives better than we can!
Hat tip: ConservativeVideos.com.
I know, the “green energy” bankruptcies are so repetitive the whole thing’s getting boring. But we need to keep up with the extent of the damage and Redstate has published a comprehensive list of the “green energy” companies that have gone bankrupt along with some great analysis.
“Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said the impending expiry of a U.S. tax credit had exacerbated a fall in orders for next year, forcing it to make more than 800 job cuts in the United States and Canada so far this year”
“A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), the electric car battery maker that received a $249 million federal grant, filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to make a debt payment that was due yesterday.
The filing may fuel further political debate over government financing of alternative-energy and transportation businesses. Federal grants and loans to companies including A123, Fisker Automotive Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc. have drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans following the September 2011 bankruptcy filing of solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC two years after it received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department.”
How fast time flies when we are having fun. It has been 20 years since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. And to celebrate, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and will take place in Brazil on June 20-22, 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. I have to give it to them, these folks are resilient. Regardless of the data to the contrary and the Climate Gate data that came out of Great Britain, the UN is still pushing for control and taxing all of us.
Please read this article from the Washington Examiner about the upcoming UN meeting and be prepared to learn more at our Gainesville Tea Party general meeting on Saturday June 23rd when we bring in Agenda 21 expert Victoria Baer.
Americans are paying the hangman for the rope.
It is estimated that since the origin of the global warming hoax in the late 1980s, Americans have seen $50 billion of their dollars thrown down the climate change rat hole.
In a January CNSnews commentary, Elizabeth Harrington noted that “A study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) determined that the United States (has been) funding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations’ authority on alleged man-made global warming, with $31.1 million since 2001, nearly half of the panel’s annual budget.”
“In a Nov. 17, 2011 report, ‘International Climate Change Assessments: Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Oversight of U.S. Funding’, the GAO found that the State Department provided $19 million for administrative and other expenses, while the United States Global Change Research Program provided $12.1 million in technical support through the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSP), averaging an annual $3.1 million to the IPCC over 10 years—$31.1 million so far.” Continue reading on canadafreepress.com.
For those of you who are not familiar with Agenda 21 and its global sustainability goals or think that it is a conspiracy promulgated by folks wearing tinfoil hats there is now available a Children’s Workbook designed to teach students all about Agenda 21 and how it can be implemented locally in all communities as well as promoting the United States as a world leader in global governance and regulation. The workbook is being used as a tool to ready our children for the next Agenda 21 summit, Road-to-Rio +20, scheduled for May, 2012.
Surf through the entire workbook…and see if it is being used your children or grandchildren’s classrooms.
Children’s Road to Rio +20 Online Workbook (2011-2012) http://www.scribd.com/doc/85142733/Road-to-Rio-20-Workbook (Takes a few seconds to appear on your screen)
Barack Obama: “If I don’t have this done in 3 years, then it’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
Day-long Internet slide show fails to excite the planet
I had a post last Tuesday, in anticipation of this monumental event. I knew the whole world would be watching. I was planning to view it as well, but at the eleventh hour I decided that in the interest of reducing global warming and my strong desire to save our planet, our beloved Mother Earth, I would forgo my selfishness.
So it was with with much sadness that I turned off my TV in order to save electricity and thereby reduce my local utility’s, carbon footprint. You see, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) generates it’s power from dirty coal. But not to worry, it’s new facility, a wood burning, excuse me, biomass plant is under construction. And you may rest easy, because this wood burner must really be high tech because it’s not even called a power plant. It’s the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center. Too bad the name Progress Energy is already taken. Back to Al’s Bore-a-Thon. The Washington Times had a great editorial about it which you may read here
How inconvenient for Al Gore-and all the preudo-scientists!
“Reports of imminent climatic catastrophes are turning out to be rather anticlimactic. That’s because rather than heating up to life-threatening levels, new scientific findings indicate it’s more likely the Earth will cool in coming years. That’s bad news for a global-warming industry heavily invested in a sultry forecast.
Cornelis de Jager, a solar physicist from the Netherlands and former secretary-general of the International Astronomical Union, announced that the sun is about to enter a period of extremely low sunspot activity, which historically is associated with cooling trends. Backed by other scientists, he predicted the “grand solar minimum” is expected to begin around 2020 and last until 2100.”