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Directory of US Government and Energy issues.

See also Directory: Recovery Act Ramifications for Clean Energy

Contents

Overview

  • Featured: U.S. Govt. & Energy >
    How Well is U.S. Department of Energy Fulfilling Its Mandate? - DOE was established in 1977 to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil; develop energy efficient technologies; strengthen America's energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality; and ...bring clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace. (Poll) (PESWiki; Feb. 21, 2009)

Friends

  • Featured: U.S. Government and Energy / 9/11 >
    Rocky Anderson is a True Friend of Exotic Free Energy - Well-known statesman and recent US Presidential candidate from Utah is a highly principled person. He has endeavored to bring validation and funding to Kiril Chukanov's Quantum Free Energy technology. He's also a 9/11 and Guantanamo Bay activist. (PESN; October 15, 2013)

Trends

  • U.S. Government and Energy / Economy / Trends >
    Parody: An Energy Independent Future - Jon Stewart notes that the last eight U.S. presidents have gone on television and promised to move America towards an energy-independent future. (The Daily Show; June 16, 2010) [Cheap-oil-based economy has created a fat and lazy population (necessity is mother of invention). Only 2 of the Top 10 Exotic FE Technologies are US-based.]
  • Trends > U.S. Government and Energy >
    President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment - In Obama's State of the Union speech, he called the current quest for green technology this generation's "Sputnik moment", urging the nation to see other countries' advances as fuel to reach past them as in 1969 when they put the first man on the moon. He wants 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, and to be on 80% clean energy by 2035, and to eliminate tax cuts for oil companies... (Inhabitat; January 26, 2011)

Military

See also: Directory:Weaponization of Free Energy

  • U.S. Government and Energy > Military >
    Killing Each Taliban Soldier Costs $50 Million - The Pentagon will not tell the public what it costs to locate, target and kill a single Taliban soldier because the price-tag is so scandalously high that it makes the Taliban appear to be Super-Soldiers. The estimated cost to kill each Taliban is as high as $100 million, with a conservative estimate being $50 million. A public discussion should be taking place. (A-W-I-P; Oct. 3, 2010)

Land for Renewables

  • Interior Dept Designates Solar Energy Zones - Hoping to speed up the development of renewable energy resources on federal lands, the U.S. Interior Department designated about 670,000 acres of land, divided into 24 solar energy zones spread across six western states that could generate nearly 100,000 megawatts of solar electricity. (Planet Ark; July 1, 2009)

Open Source

  • US Govt. & Energy > Alt Fuels > Biofuels >
    A Wiki for the Biofuels Research Community - Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have created a technoeconomic model that should help accelerate the development of a next generation of clean, green biofuels that can compete with gasoline in economics and well as performance. (Biofuel Daily; November 2, 2010)

Incentives

  • Geothermal / U.S. Government and Energy >
    8GW Of Geothermal Energy to Be Added To National Grid - The Obama administration’s stimulus bill, which aimed to diversify the US' energy supplies, has funded 7,875 MW of geothermal projects, further breaking America’s dependency on fossil fuels. The US Recovery Act has enabled geothermal projects to qualify to receive a federal grant of 30% of investment costs, for a total of $363 million in funding for geothermal energy projects. (Inhabitat; Nov. 5, 2010)
  • Featured: U.S. Government and Energy >
    Green U.S. Tax Breaks - The United States government is extending tax breaks to homeowners who have decided to green up their home. Due to Stimulus bill and the forward movement of time, many of the rules governing our tax codes have become outdated. (PESWiki; March 12, 2009)

LEED

  • Building / U.S. Govt. and Energy >
    $100 Million Class Action Filed Against LEED and USGBC - Two years ago, Henry Gifford wrote an article claiming that LEED rated buildings used 29% more energy than conventional buildings. Now he's launched a $100 million class action lawsuit for Sherman Act Monopolization through fraud, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, false advertising, wire fraud and unjust enrichment. (TreeHugger; Oct. 14, 2010)

Vulnerabilities

  • Emergency Preparedness / US Gov / Electromagnetic > EMP >
    Electronic Armageddon (video | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5) - Explorer investigates the science behind the dangers of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, or HEMP, from the vantage point of the President. Picture an instantaneous deathblow to the vital engines that power our society, delivered by a nuclear weapon designed not to kill humans but to attack electronics, crippling every aspect of modern society's infrastructure. (YouTube / DiscoveryTVChannel; July 16, 2010)

Programs Proposed by Administration

  • Fuel Efficiency > U.S. Government and Energy >
    62-mpg car standard by 2025? U.S. mulls options - The Obama administration has submitted a notice of intent [where's that in the Constitution, which has Congress as the lawmaking body?] to meet a mileage standard set somewhere from a low of 47 mpg to a high of 62 mpg. The notice lays the groundwork for a proposal to be issued in September 2011 and approved by July 2012, giving time for feedback. (MSNBC; Oct. 1, 2010)

Programs Proposed by Others

  • Featured / Best Exotic FE: U.S. Government and Energy / Nuclear > Cold Fusion >
    Promote Cold Fusion Now: A Ten Point Plan for America - As the E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) technology begins entering the market place, the governments of the world -- especially the United States government -- needs to support its wide proliferation, and not hinder it. Here is a ten point plan the government should implement to support cold fusion technology as well as other emerging free energy breakthroughs. (PESN and BeforeItsNews; December 18, 2011)
  • Best Exotic FE: PAC > U.S. Govt / Nuclear > Cold Fusion > Rossi >
    Petition to Obama Administration to test E-Cat - Sign the petition to the WhiteHouse to investigate the usefulness of Andrea Rossi's Energy Catalyzer. The petition urges the U.S. government to purchase a 1 MW unit and test it. "The economic benefit of the advent of cheap clean energy is obvious." Need 25,000 signatures by Dec. 13 to generate a response. (WhiteHouse.gov; November 13, 2011)
  • Feature: Grid / EMP / U.S._Govt. and_Energy >
    Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares - If a blast like the Carrington Event of 1859 occurred again, we could see 100 million people out of electricity for a couple years. However, installing 'surge protection' for the power grid would not be that expensive or difficult – especially when contrasted with the expense of unprotected components failing. A call to action. (PESWiki; July 16, 2010)
  • Featured: U.S. Govt. and Energy / Awards >
    Proposed: Electromagnetic Energy Grand Challenge - The New Energy Movement has posted an open letter to the White House from Dr. Fred Wood, who proposes a new Grand Challenge focused on extracting energy from the active physical vacuum for use in disruptive, transformational, electromagnetic energy technologies. Wood has both academic and government credentials. (New Energy Movement; Apr. 14, 2010)

Grants

Net Metering

Regulations

  • Fuel Efficiency / U.S. Govt. & Energy >
    White House Issues New Gas Mileage Standards - The Obama administration has signed off on the nation's first rules on greenhouse gas emissions seting new fuel standards to meet a fleet-wide average of 35.5 mpg that will raise current standards by nearly 10 mpg by the 2016 model year. Though adding nearly $1000 per vehicle by 2016, drivers could save as much as $3,000 over the life of a vehicle through better gas mileage. (Slashdot; Apr. 2, 2010)
  • U.S. Government and Energy / Efficiency / Conservation >
    Cap & Trade - A License Required For Your Home - Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. H.R. 2454. Passed by the House of Representatives, if also passed by the Senate, this act will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced. (VegHaven; Nov. 19, 2009)

Subsidies

See also Directory:Oil#Subsidies

  • Oil / Solar > Government and Politics >
    What if solar got the same subsidies as fossil fuels? - US solar subsidies: $1 billion, compared to $72 billion subsidies for fossil fuels over 5 years. If the US gave the same subsidies to solar that it does to fossil fuels, solar would be cheaper than grid power in 100% of the country, rather than 14%. Germany has 6x more solar than US, even though the US gets 3.9x more sun. (PESWiki; June 20, 2012)
  • PAC > U.S. Govt. and Energy > Oil > Subsidies >
    Tell U.S. Congress: End oil subsidies - As Americans continue to struggle with outrageous, unstable gas prices, oil companies continue to benefit from them, continuing to rake in huge profits. Why does the U.S. Govt. still rewards them with $4 billion/year with tax credits and subsidies. (CredoAction; April, 2011)

In the News

  • Featured: U.S. Government and Energy / 9/11 >
    Rocky Anderson is a True Friend of Exotic Free Energy - Well-known statesman and recent US Presidential candidate from Utah is a highly principled person. He has endeavored to bring validation and funding to Kiril Chukanov's Quantum Free Energy technology. He's also a 9/11 and Guantanamo Bay activist. (PESN; October 15, 2013)
  • Trends > U.S. Government and Energy >
    President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment - In Obama's State of the Union speech, he called the current quest for green technology this generation's "Sputnik moment", urging the nation to see other countries' advances as fuel to reach past them as in 1969 when they put the first man on the moon. He wants 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, and to be on 80% clean energy by 2035, and to eliminate tax cuts for oil companies... (Inhabitat; January 26, 2011)
  • Obama calls for new era of energy exploration - "Now, the choice we face is not between saving our environment and saving our economy," Obama said. "The choice we face is between prosperity and decline. We can remain the world's leading importer of oil, or we can become the world's leading exporter of clean energy." (PhysOrg; April 23, 2009)
  • Obama to Automakers: Make Greener American Cars or Go Under - One of the reasons cited by Obama for denying Chrysler and GM further bailout funds, was that neither planned on going green enough, and that in order to be 'viable' they need to put more effort and resources towards developing and selling fuel efficient vehicles. (TreeHugger; March 30, 2009)
  • EV / US Gov. & Energy >
    Obama Puts Up $2.4 Billion for Electric Vehicles - President Barack Obama Thursday unveiled a 2.4 billion dollar boost for electric vehicle development, vowing to compete with foreign nations in the race to be world leader on renewable energy. (TruthOut; March 19, 2009)
  • Featured: PAC >
    U.S. Senate Passes Energy Bill - A much contested energy bill that would offer the Solar Industry a major boost is closer to being passed into law now that the Senate has made some concessions. H.R. 6049 calls for approximately $18 billion of tax incentives for investment in renewable energy, carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects, energy efficiency and conservation. (PESWiki; Sept. 25, 2008)
  • Senate Approves Renewable Energy Credits - Things could be looking up for renewal of renewable energy incentives as the U.S. Senate has approved $17 billion in tax credits for wind, solar, geothermal and ocean energy systems. (Domestic Fuel; Sept. 23, 2008)

Other Coverage

  • Obama Energy Advice - An ongoing series of cogent comments, advice and recommendations relating to President Obama's administration energy policy. (OilDrum; Jan. 12, 2009)

Directories

Repeal the Laws of Physics

  • U.S. Government and Energy >
    Team Obama asks Automaker to repeal laws of physics - "These laws of physics? Whose rules are those? We need to change that. (Some of the others wrote down the law name so they could look it up). We have the Congress, and the administration. We can repeal that law, amend it, or use an executive order to get rid of that problem. That's why we are here, to fix these sort of issues." (PESWiki; November 3, 2012)

Slow to Accept Breakthroughs

Clearing of Conspiracy Claim

  • Featured: Conspiracy / Fuel Efficiency / US Govt and Energy >
    Debunked: High-Mileage Vehicles Not Blocked from US Market - In doing some due diligence on a YouTube video that alleges that the US government prevents certain high-mileage vehicles (record-holding VW Passat) from being sold in the US, I discovered that the differences in same-model-name mileage ratings have to do with a) vehicle size; b) difference in cycle calculations, c) difference in US-UK gallon size. (PESN; May 1, 2012)

Conspiracy

See also Directory:Conspiracy

  • Conspiracy > U.S. Government and Energy / Nikola Tesla >
    Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Tesla (brief video) - I missed this video by HowStuffWorks that was uploaded a year a half ago. It's quite intriguing in its speculation about the U.S. government's sequestering of advanced technologies. (YouTube; March 23, 2010)

Treason

  • U.S. Government and Energy > Treason / Nuclear > Drawbacks > Meltdown >
    US Orders News Blackout Over Crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant - Seeking to avoid fallout on Obama's support of nuclear energy to replace coal power, the Obama regime has ordered a "total and complete" news blackout relating to any information regarding the near catastrophic meltdown of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant located in Nebraska, one of the worst nuclear accidents in US history. (Pakalert Press; June 17, 2011)
  • Conspiracy > US Govt & Energy >
    Treason: Obama Shuts Down Power Plants Coast to Coast (video) - Alex Jones decries recent actions and statements by Obama, cutting back on U.S. power capabilities before alternatives are in place to handle the load, causing power outages during dangerous winter conditions, requiring purchase of power from outside the country from companies who have an unfair advantage, being exempt from the rules due to insider deals. It's a terrorist act / economic warfare brought to you by Obama. (YouTube / Infowars; February 5, 2011) (Whitehouse responds) (Jones comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6)
  • Conspiracy > Big Brother / Orwell > U.S. Govt. and Energy / Infowars >
    Obama Launches Total Takeover of Media: Emergency Alert System - Even the Washington Post describes it like something out of Orwell's 1984. The FCC has approved a presidential alert system. Commissioners voted last week to require television and radio stations, cable systems and satellite TV providers to participate in a test that would have them receive and transmit a live code that includes an alert message issued by the president. (YouTube / Infowars; February 8, 2011)

Bureaucracy

  • U.S. Government and Energy > Bureaucracy >
    Fiasco: Obama spends $5 million+ per ‘green’ job - A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show. Obama has spent almost 47% of the $38.6 billion to create 5.4% of the promised jobs. This works out to $5,077,574 per job created! (Canada Free Press; September 15, 2011)
  • U.S. Government and Energy >
    The Energy Equation: Practical Fact vs. Political Fiction - Frank Burk points out many examples, current and recent that show how when politics get involved, the problems they were supposed to resolve get worse due to poor policy. Politically motivated energy solutions often exacerbate the problems they were supposed to counteract. Bureacracy is not good at solutions. (American Thinker; December 14, 2010)

Government and Politics

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Humor

  • Humor >
    Congress Repeals Ban on Perpetual Motion Machines - In a bold move to lessen our dependence on traditional fuels and decrease carbon emissions, Congress voted to repeal an old Republican ban on perpetual motion machines, clearing the way for the development of self-propelled water wheels, self-flowing flasks, float belts, zeromotors, and other environmentally-friendly industrial equipment. (The Peoples Cube; Oct. 24, 2009)
  • Humor > U.S. Govt & Energy >
    Little Girl & Congressman on a Plane Talk Climate Change - A congressman was seated next to a little girl on an airplane so he turned to her and said, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger." ... (PESWiki; Oct. 2010)

Government Waste

Skeptics

  • Global Warming > U.S. Government and Energy >
    ClimateGate, again - "I am proud to be one of the 32,000 Scientists, PHD's, Engineers and Technicians who have signed the Petition to force the EPA into independent 3rd party review of their proposed regulation schemes which can not be supported by anything other than their "consensus" (2500 captive employees within the government). We do NOT buy into Global Warming" (Stop Agenda21 Now; November 26, 2011)
  • What Price Should Fed Pay? - No one seems to know what price the Fed should pay to buy bad mortgage backed securities. A high cost would be bad for taxpayers. Video.
  • Where Was The SEC? - Critics are questioning why the Securities and Exchange Commission and its chairman Chris Cox didn't do more to prevent the market meltdown. Video.
  • Why the Energy Bill is Bad for Americans - "You've seen rising gas costs. You've experienced the difficulty in finding gas over the past few days as a result of Hurricane Ike. The House of Representatives had the chance last night to enact meaningful solutions to our energy problems. Unfortunately, the bill we voted on yesterday was more about politics than about what was best for YOU." (Right Side News; Sept. 18, 2008)

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