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« Reply #600 on: February 03, 2016, 08:00:31 AM »

http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/02/investing/saudi-arabia-oil-madeleine-albright/index.html
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« Reply #601 on: February 05, 2016, 02:50:07 PM »

Interesting energy politics and economics going on here:

http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/02/04/lone-star-shale-producers-defy-opec/
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« Reply #602 on: February 05, 2016, 04:05:45 PM »

Russia is considering copying the Saudis oil war with US drillers by flooding Europe with cheap natural gas:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gazprom-braces-gas-price-war-221041925.html
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« Reply #603 on: March 21, 2016, 06:52:20 AM »

Kept afloat by tax dollars?

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/03/20/the-solar-industry-is-dying-good-riddance/
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« Reply #604 on: March 21, 2016, 12:00:09 PM »


There was another solar financial collapse last week, largest ever, hardly reported, bailed out (again) by the government that made the anti-economic investment possible in the first place.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/03/the-great-solar-epic-fail-of-all-time.php

The large scale solar projects are burning up birds, like wind power is chopping them up, while nuclear power is still carbon free and can now be built to withstand a tsunami.

I like solar energy as an off grid, security and independence-based private luxury that becomes a necessity if and when the grid fails, not as a pretend cost-effective alternative to nuclear, natural gas or newer innovations.

It should be sold that way, as a niche product.  Everyone who can afford it and wants protection against a terror-based grid shut down should buy and install enough solar and other alternatives to survive and function in those times.

Good luck heating your house with solar - at night.
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« Reply #605 on: March 21, 2016, 12:12:55 PM »

 "Everyone who can afford it and wants protection against a terror-based grid shut down should buy and install enough solar and other alternatives to survive and function in those times. "

Every human being has a right to *free* solar protection.

Even the "undocumented" are humans just like us and deserve to be treated like humans beings.    wink

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« Reply #606 on: March 21, 2016, 01:21:34 PM »

Who knew?  It's an MIT publication (highly respected institution?), but the analysis of this new fact I think is wrong.

In the US at least, emissions are down because of fracking, not because of solar kleptocracies.

China is cutting back on coal because of soot and smog, not because of global conscience or agreements over CO2 that makes crops and forests grow more vibrantly.  The global economy is sick and mostly stagnant, which also slows emissions.  The largest capacity carbon-free fuel is nuclear, still largely untapped.

Still the peak is noteworthy.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601055/global-carbon-dioxide-emissions-have-now-been-flat-for-two-years-running/#/set/id/601047/
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« Reply #607 on: March 21, 2016, 09:49:37 PM »

Things that make you go "hmmmm , , ,"
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« Reply #608 on: March 22, 2016, 07:13:22 AM »

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/could-californias-massive-ivanpah-solar-power-plant-be-forced-to-go-dark-2016-03-16
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« Reply #609 on: April 02, 2016, 02:16:12 PM »

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/04/01/1508986/-Stanford-scientists-find-that-fracking-has-clear-impact-on-drinking-water-in-Wyoming?detail=facebook
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« Reply #610 on: April 02, 2016, 07:24:09 PM »


Daily Kos?   rolleyes
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« Reply #611 on: April 02, 2016, 07:55:52 PM »

1)  Sometimes we need to know what the other side is saying.

2) Let's be real-- it's not like there aren't some operators out there capable of cutting corners and fouling the water table.  This is a proper area for regulatory oversight IMHO.
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« Reply #612 on: April 02, 2016, 08:09:05 PM »

1)  Sometimes we need to know what the other side is saying.

2) Let's be real-- it's not like there aren't some operators out there capable of cutting corners and fouling the water table.  This is a proper area for regulatory oversight IMHO.


Well, hopefully the EPA can break away from from causing it's own environmental disasters and porn to investigate. If the Daily Kos even got 5% of the story right, I would be surprised.
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« Reply #613 on: April 06, 2016, 02:29:31 PM »

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Industry/2016/04/06/OMV-makes-drilling-breakthrough-in-Barents-Sea/4451459934525/
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« Reply #614 on: April 28, 2016, 08:26:06 AM »

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/04/public_university_admits_to_burying_study_finding_no_damage_to_water_quality_from_fracking_because_funders_disappointed.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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« Reply #615 on: April 28, 2016, 01:19:35 PM »


"Science" isn't really science when the researchers and publicists put bias above truth.
Readers of the forum have had the facts for a long time:
   
Studies show fracking does not hurt ground water
http://dogbrothers.com/phpBB2/index.php?topic=1096.msg80439#msg80439
http://dogbrothers.com/phpBB2/index.php?topic=1096.msg80513#msg80513
http://dogbrothers.com/phpBB2/index.php?topic=1096.msg73659#msg73659
http://dogbrothers.com/phpBB2/index.php?topic=1096.msg46669#msg46669

Hydraulic Fracturing 15 Statements from State Regulatory Officials
Babies diapers don't have this clean of a report.
http://www.hydraulicfracturing.com/Documents/Hydraulic_Fracturing_SGEIS_comments.pdf
(I picked these quotes out of longer documents.  I see the detail is now missing at the source link.   - Doug)

"After 25 years of investigating dtizen complainls of contamination, DMRM geologists
have not documented a single inddent involVing contamination of ground water
attributed to hydraulic fracturing
."  - Ohio Department of Natural Resources

After review of DEP's complaint database and interviews with regional staff that
investigate groundwater contamination related to oil and gas activities, no groundwater pollution
or disruption of underground sources of drinking water has been attributed to hydraulic
fracturing
of deep gas fonnations.  - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

"we have found no example of contamination of usable water where the cause was claimed to. be hydraUlic fracturing."  - New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

"I can state with authority that there have been no documented cases of drinking water
contamination caused by such hydraulic fracturing
operations in our State."  - STATE OIL AND GAS BOARD OF ALABAMA

"Though hydraulic fracturing has becn
used for over 50 years in Texas, our records do not indicate a single documented contamination case
associated with hydraulic fracturing."  - chief regulatory agency over oil and gas activities in Texas

"There have been no verified cases of harm to ground water in the State of Alaska as a result of
hydraulic fracturing."  - Commissioner Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

"To the knowledge of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff, there has been
no verified instance of harm to groundwater caused by hydraulic fracturing in Colorado."

"There have been no instances where the Division of Oil and Gas has verified that harm to
groundwater has ever been found
to be the result of hydraulic fracturing in Indiana."  - Director
Indiana Department of Natural Resources

"The Louisiana Office of Conservation is unaware of any instance of harm to groundwater in the
State of Louisiana caused by the practice of hydraulic fracturing."

"My agency, the Office of Geological Survey (OGS) of the Department of Environmental
Quality, regulates oil and gas exploration and production in Michigan. Hydraulic fracturing has been utilized extensively for many years in Michigan, in both deep formations and in the relatively shallow Antrim Shale formation. There are about 9,900 Antrim wells in Michigan producing natural gas at depths of 500 to 2000 feet. Hydraulic fracturing has been used in virtually every Antrim well.
There is no indication that hydraulic fracturing has ever caused damage to ground water or other
resources in Michigan."

"No documented cases of groundwater contamination from fracture stimulations in
Wyoming."

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