Galt suggests major solar power installation on South Florida beaches as alternative to petroleum.<quoted text>"Even supporters questioned the way the administration slipped the policy out without first opening it for public comment. The change was buried in an afternoon announcement on May 31 about efficiency standards for microwave ovens, a rule not seen as groundbreaking.
“This is a very strange way to make policy about something this important,” Frank Ackerman, an economist at Tufts University who published a book about the economics of global warming, said in an interview. The Obama administration “hasn’t always leveled with us about what is happening behind closed doors.”
This is preposterous ,shoddy reporting by Bloomberg.com news because the EPA has been using this kind of carbon-accounting method for years in their reports and wrote a scathing criticism of the State Department for not using it for their own analysis of the prevailing costs of building the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. "For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has urged the State Department to do just this kind of calculation as part of its environmental review of the Keystone project. But the State Department has never done so.
In April, in a review sharply critical of the State Department's latest draft environmental impact statement for the project, the EPA again urged this approach.
It cited estimates that the tar sands crude oil the pipeline would carry could add 19 million tons of incremental emissions to the atmosphere each year—the amount of extra pollution due to the fact that tar sands oil is dirtier than conventional oil and uses more energy to produce. Using the new carbon cost estimate, the extra emissions from the oil delivered in the year 2020 alone would impose future costs of more than $800 million in today's dollars. Every following year's emissions would add to the economic harm, and at a steadily escalating price per ton.
"If greenhouse gas intensity of oil sands crude is not reduced, over a 50 year period the additional carbon dioxide from oil sands crude transported by the pipeline could be as much as 935 million metric tons," the EPA told the State Department. "It is this difference in greenhouse gas intensity—between oil sands and other crudes—that is a major focus of the public debate about the climate impacts of oil sands crude."
Some analysts contend that the social damage costs from the Keystone would be far higher."
Demolish Boca condos as necessary to provide power for the people.