Right's new confirmation fight

Aug 1, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Politico

Conservative activists have chosen their target for the next big confirmation fight: President Barack Obama's choice to head the newly assertive agency that regulates the nation's electric grid.

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And by "most radical" of course the Obstructionists mean "least willing to bend over backwards for Big Energy or Wall St."
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Le Jimbo wrote:
Conservative activists have chosen their target for the next big confirmation fight: President Barack Obama’s choice to head the newly assertive agency that regulates the nation’s electric grid.
Ron Binz’s nomination as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has yet to attract a groundswell of opposition on the Hill. But The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page fired off a starter pistol for Binz’s critics this week with a lengthy piece attacking him as “the most important and radical Obama nominee you’ve never heard of,” citing his past efforts to shut down coal-fired power plants as a regulator in Colorado.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/ferc-no...
Another jobs killing appointee from Obama.
Another clueless right wing response which means, essentially, nothing.

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Chislom must love to read his comics by candlelight!! LMAO

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chisholm wrote:
And by "most radical" of course the Obstructionists mean "least willing to bend over backwards for Big Energy or Wall St."
So to you shutting down coal electric plants, raising cost for the middle class and costing jobs is a good thing which is what Obama's pick has advocated and there by Obama. Some pivot to jobs.

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They're gonna produce electricty by Solyndra...oh wait...they wen't bankrupt and stole millions of taxpayer money for execs bonuses...

Let's see....Nevada Georthermal will produce electricty by steam from underground...uh, no...that busted too...but the execs got bonuses from the taxpayers..

I know...Beacon Power...uh, no they failed too.

A123 Systems...nope....bankrupt taxpayers lost 279 million

Nordic Windpower...bankrupt..16 million.

Oblumber fritters away taxpayer money like he thinks..it's his..

So does the Mrs.

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Le Jimbo wrote:
Conservative activists have chosen their target for the next big confirmation fight: President Barack Obama’s choice to head the newly assertive agency that regulates the nation’s electric grid.
Ron Binz’s nomination as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has yet to attract a groundswell of opposition on the Hill. But The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page fired off a starter pistol for Binz’s critics this week with a lengthy piece attacking him as “the most important and radical Obama nominee you’ve never heard of,” citing his past efforts to shut down coal-fired power plants as a regulator in Colorado.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/ferc-no...
Another jobs killing appointee from Obama.
If you don't see the necessity for long term renewable energy, and the effects of greenhouse emission's, then you are simply putting your head in the sand.

Can't coal miners learn to work in the high tech green energy sector, or are they relegated to short term high wages due to short life expectancy?
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"Only a very small percentage of companies receiving such funds have failed; the far-more-numerous successes have been largely ignored."

"only 1 percent of more than 1,300 federally funded renewable-energy companies had failed as of late last year."

Didn't rusty limbot or fux tell ya'll?

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chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>Another clueless right wing response which means, essentially, nothing.
Love the empty retort pookie. Still a rookie I guess.

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<quoted text>If you don't see the necessity for long term renewable energy, and the effects of greenhouse emission's, then you are simply putting your head in the sand.

Can't coal miners learn to work in the high tech green energy sector, or are they relegated to short term high wages due to short life expectancy?
Sure, Obama showed us how well alternative energy........after eight bankrupt green companies and billions down the drain, Obama sure showed us. How to launder money back to his campaign
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So does the Mrs.
My favorite comment of the day - so stupid, so puerile and so much fantasy.

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Sure, Obama showed us how well alternative energy........after eight bankrupt green companies and billions down the drain, Obama sure showed us. How to launder money back to his campaign
Do you have any actual numbers as to how many green energy sector jobs that received grants are still doing fine, or exceeding expectations?

Really, do you? Aside from the few obvious failures Faux News and your ilk continually state, that is simply a 1% total failure rate!

"But a spokesman for the Energy Department said that agency has dozens of programs that funded over 1,300 companies in the renewable energy space, and that less than 1% have gone bankrupt -- also true.

So just how many federally-funded energy companies have failed?

A total of five have gone bankrupt, according to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. All of the failed companies that the Committee identified came from just two programs that received significant dollar amounts from the Department of Energy. Those two programs funded 63 firms. The other 58 are still in business. That's a failure rate of about 8%."

http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/22/news/economy/...

http://www.kxly.com/news/money/Obama-s-altern...

Get some sources that actually tell the truth Dumbo.

Oh wait......you didn't even proffer a source!

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My favorite comment of the day - so stupid, so puerile and so much fantasy.
So true....and you're still gullible.

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Do you have any actual numbers as to how many green energy sector jobs that received grants are still doing fine, or exceeding expectations?
Really, do you? Aside from the few obvious failures Faux News and your ilk continually state, that is simply a 1% total failure rate!
"But a spokesman for the Energy Department said that agency has dozens of programs that funded over 1,300 companies in the renewable energy space, and that less than 1% have gone bankrupt -- also true.
So just how many federally-funded energy companies have failed?
A total of five have gone bankrupt, according to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. All of the failed companies that the Committee identified came from just two programs that received significant dollar amounts from the Department of Energy. Those two programs funded 63 firms. The other 58 are still in business. That's a failure rate of about 8%."
http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/22/news/economy/...
http://www.kxly.com/news/money/Obama-s-altern...
Get some sources that actually tell the truth Dumbo.
Oh wait......you didn't even proffer a source!
So far, 34 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy and other agencies. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.

The problem begins with the issue of government picking winners and losers in the first place. Venture capitalist firms exist for this very reason, and they choose what to invest in by looking at companies’ business models and deciding if they are worthy. When the government plays venture capitalist, it tends to reward companies that are connected to the policymakers themselves or because it sounds nice to “invest” in green energy.

The biggest successes in green energy are not funded by the taxpayers...so deduct that from your 1% bullshit, boy.

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TonyT1961 wrote:
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Do you have any actual numbers as to how many green energy sector jobs that received grants are still doing fine, or exceeding expectations?
Really, do you? Aside from the few obvious failures Faux News and your ilk continually state, that is simply a 1% total failure rate!
"But a spokesman for the Energy Department said that agency has dozens of programs that funded over 1,300 companies in the renewable energy space, and that less than 1% have gone bankrupt -- also true.
So just how many federally-funded energy companies have failed?
A total of five have gone bankrupt, according to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. All of the failed companies that the Committee identified came from just two programs that received significant dollar amounts from the Department of Energy. Those two programs funded 63 firms. The other 58 are still in business. That's a failure rate of about 8%."
http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/22/news/economy/...
http://www.kxly.com/news/money/Obama-s-altern...
Get some sources that actually tell the truth Dumbo.
Oh wait......you didn't even proffer a source!
You and your "ilk" still don't realize that A. Most of oblumbers and the dem congress money frittered away to green energy companies that failed is over 80%....

B. From your own CNN article. 99 have not failed, but they have not succeeded either, but they're still taking money of the taxpayers and banks with the Chinese underselling them..........

Left propaganda...hilarious.
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As someone who lives directly downwind from 2 coal-fired plants (Hayden & Craig) I will say it was nice when they put in the scrubbers and we suddenly didn't have to replace the hot-tub cover every 2 years (yes, acidified rain melts vinyl).
However, shutting down these plants or refitting them to NatGas are both asinine ideas. We're sitting on higher quality coal than West Virginia and have reserves for 400 years at the current rate of usage and export.
I'm all for "green" energy and the jobs it creates, but why not use both, making more people employed, more tax base, instead of shutting one down to benefit the other?
At 4x the reserve consumption, I wold think 100 years is a good length of time to really suss out solar,geo-thermal, wind, etc.
Oh, and this Binz fellow is a tool.
I like it when the lights work....
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So the Government is in charge of our money, our food, our utilities, every aspect of our lives, and that doesn't seem unusual to you? They want your guns, your secrets on the web, they want to mold the minds of your children, and that is just fine with you. What happens when the Republicans get elected? Do you want them raising your children? You act like there will be no more elections, or that the Democrats won't be in charge at some point. God help you when you hand your children over to the politician.s

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Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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You and your "ilk" still don't realize that A. Most of oblumbers and the dem congress money frittered away to green energy companies that failed is over 80%....
B. From your own CNN article. 99 have not failed, but they have not succeeded either, but they're still taking money of the taxpayers and banks with the Chinese underselling them..........
Left propaganda...hilarious.
See how many clueless ratings you have?

Because you're just that - clueless. Where's your proof of over 80% failure rate?

Put up or shut up - BOY!
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Now here's the truth:

"if you cook the numbers (which is what the baggers try to do)with different statistical spices, you won't come close to the half-have-failed claim. By one energy department calculation, only 1 percent of more than 1,300 federally funded renewable-energy companies had failed as of late last year."

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Your Ex wrote:
As someone who lives directly downwind from 2 coal-fired plants (Hayden & Craig) I will say it was nice when they put in the scrubbers and we suddenly didn't have to replace the hot-tub cover every 2 years (yes, acidified rain melts vinyl).
However, shutting down these plants or refitting them to NatGas are both asinine ideas. We're sitting on higher quality coal than West Virginia and have reserves for 400 years at the current rate of usage and export.
I'm all for "green" energy and the jobs it creates, but why not use both, making more people employed, more tax base, instead of shutting one down to benefit the other?
At 4x the reserve consumption, I wold think 100 years is a good length of time to really suss out solar,geo-thermal, wind, etc.
Oh, and this Binz fellow is a tool.
I like it when the lights work....
Like using ethanol in gas, it cost more to produce, ruins engines and pollutes more. That's one reason we are at $3.69 a gallon instead of being under two dollars.
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