2 weeks ago Kansas state Senate (R) passed a resolution that committee’s debating energy policy could not use “climate” or controversial words… yesterday Ted Cruz (R) got the US Senate to censor the term “Change in Climate” in the resolution supporting International Women’s Day.
Donald Trump got a nasty tickle under his kilt this week. The offshore wind farm he spent millions fighting will be built right in front of his fucking zillion dollar Scottish golf course and hotel. Scotland said piss off. That thing on his head vowed to keep fighting in court. What is that thing?
Obama announced new lower sulfur rules for gasoline. Refiners and oil men are pissed. Shale oil, and tar sands oil is packed with sulfur, tons of it, second only to hydrocarbons, to get it out increases efforts at the refiner and takes a little of the profit out of these dirtiest oils. Car manufacturers are partially behind this rule, they (you) don’t want that sulfur in your engine anyhow, we sure as hell don’t want it in our air. Ever smell rotten egg?
Ever wonder what MPG the semi-trailer blowing oily mist on you gets? 5.5 to 8 MPG. Cummins and Kenworth have a joint prototype project for a super mileage truck, improving aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tires, engine and drive train upgrades got it over 10 MPG. That is hugh, hundreds of millions of gallons, dollars and pollution saved. Mercedes in Gemany did the same thing last year with even better results. Some of these features will show up on new trucks soon. I still hate trucks.
The anti-renewable energy lobby has a great new claim. We cannot build more wind mills because they block the wind from one another. Disaster approaching they cry. Your bullshit alarm should be screeching like a guest showering at the Bates Motel. Don’t you think the guys investing hundreds of millions to build them know how close they can put them, you know, like by studying wind patterns and using science stuff. Arithmetic too.
Better than that, the climate deniers discovered science. In the last few days I ran into a number of posts with a bizzaro world approach. Climate deniers claiming solid and majority of science is on their side and those wanting clean energy hate science, want to ruin it in schools and take science out of the discussion.See first paragraph, repeat as necessary.