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"Biden Is Running U.S. Energy Security Into The Ground" by Irina Slav

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16 hours ago, Eyes Wide Open said:

The script has now been written. The drama will soon unfold.

 

The drama of Trump's epic loss is unfolding for all to see

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On 11/7/2022 at 2:22 AM, lexington green said:

 'Electric motors convert over 85 percent of electrical energy into mechanical energy, or motion, compared to less than 40 percent for a gas combustion engine.'   

A large single-cycle gas turbine typically produces 100 to 400 megawatts of electric power and has 35–40% thermodynamic efficiency. Therefore:

Combustion engine = 40%

Typical thermal efficiency for utility-scale electrical generators is around 37% for coal and oil-fired plants. Therefore:

Electric engine = (.85 x .40 (natural gas)) = 34%

Electric engine = (.85 x .37 (oil or coal) = 31%

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5 hours ago, Jay McKinsey said:

The drama of Trump's epic loss is unfolding for all to see

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You put those figures up as if you think they are bad for Republicans. You forget Kipling:

"If you can meet with triumph or disaster and treat those two imposters just the same."

Loser: Biden and Democrats: Biden will now run again. With two years of high energy prices, high inflation, and a weaponized Justice Department, Biden will lose.
If Newsome challenges, they will clobber each other.

Winners: Republicans: In addition, with Illinois, Oregon, Michigan, and New York becoming hellholes, Republicans will do great in Congress. 
In addition, Trump has been defanged, And, the Republicans have a VERY deep bench.

One caveat: If the Republicans impeach Biden, they will be committing suicide.

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1 hour ago, Michael Sanches said:

One caveat: If the Republicans impeach Biden, they will be committing suicide.

There will be no need to impeach Biden. The DOJ will resolve that issue, the ground work has already been accomplished.

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5 minutes ago, Eyes Wide Open said:

There will be no need to impeach Biden. The DOJ will resolve that issue, the ground work has already been accomplished.

The POTUS can't be charged.

You can't just keep moving the goalpost. You said you would admit defeat about your speaker of the house nonsense.

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20 minutes ago, TailingsPond said:

The POTUS can't be charged.

You can't just keep moving the goalpost. You said you would admit defeat about your speaker of the house nonsense.

 

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On 11/2/2022 at 10:34 AM, Gregory1972 said:

I find it disturbing how easily we can be manipulated by the Saudi's.

You should find it far more disturbing that Biden and the Democrats are responsible fore us not being energy independent and net exporters. 

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20 hours ago, Michael Sanches said:

A large single-cycle gas turbine typically produces 100 to 400 megawatts of electric power and has 35–40% thermodynamic efficiency. Therefore:

Combustion engine = 40%

Typical thermal efficiency for utility-scale electrical generators is around 37% for coal and oil-fired plants. Therefore:

Electric engine = (.85 x .40 (natural gas)) = 34%

Electric engine = (.85 x .37 (oil or coal) = 31%

Regardless, the price of the electricity is dependent on the costs required to produce it plus the excess cost of the electric vehicle (if any). Consumers will make the ultimate decision which to purchase. The true cost of wind and solar must be determined including any rebates, interest on higher prices, inconvenience and expense of charging and taxes required etc. etc. 

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18 hours ago, Eyes Wide Open said:

There will be no need to impeach Biden. The DOJ will resolve that issue, the ground work has already been accomplished.

I think that he will be investigated and exposed for two years and then a Republican will take over for him. 

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3 hours ago, Ron Wagner said:

You should find it far more disturbing that Biden and the Democrats are responsible fore us not being energy independent and net exporters. 

You idiotic dufus! How can you just outright lie about something that is so easy to check? The US is a net exporter of petroleum, coal and natural gas.

The United States has been an annual net total energy exporter since 2019

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https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/us-energy-facts/imports-and-exports.php

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3 hours ago, Ron Wagner said:

I think that he will be investigated and exposed for two years and then a Republican will take over for him. 

Biden is going to whoop Putin and get re-elected.

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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/exclusive-india-buy-much-russian-195234888.html Janet Yellen encourages purchase of Russian oil by India and China etc. 

NATO and other Western allies are forcing Russia to sell its oil at a discount rather than how it was blackmailing Europe prior to the second Russian attack on Ukraine. As I have said before, the Russian oil will find the markets it needs but not at the high prices it wants. This will also keep worldwide prices more moderate unless. 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Jay McKinsey said:

 The US is a net exporter of petroleum, coal and natural gas.

"NET" exporter means nothing if you cannot get diesel for your truck or heating oil for your home. Thanks to Biden's war on pipelines and on his knees to the unions so he will not suspend the Jones Act, we cannot get energy from where it is to where it needs to be. So, we have to export from where there is plenty and import to where we have shortages, if possible.

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2 hours ago, Michael Sanches said:

"NET" exporter means nothing if you cannot get diesel for your truck or heating oil for your home. Thanks to Biden's war on pipelines and on his knees to the unions so he will not suspend the Jones Act, we cannot get energy from where it is to where it needs to be. So, we have to export from where there is plenty and import to where we have shortages, if possible.

Name one diesel pipeline that Biden has blocked?

The Jones Act has strong Republican support, especially along the Gulf Coast and Alaska.

TRUMP NOW PRO JONES ACT

But Trump reversed himself after meeting with six Republican senators from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alaska, who made strong economic and national security arguments against a waiver.

“They convinced him that they would make (his) life so uncomfortable if he even did a waiver for the Jones Act, let alone repealed it,” Mulligan told the Examiner in a recent interview, citing the influence of the shipping lobby that mobilized against the waiver. These groups include the American Waterways Operators, the Shipbuilders Council of America and the American Maritime Partnership (AMP).

https://www.workboat.com/government/trump-biden-support-the-jones-act

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1 hour ago, Jay McKinsey said:

The Jones Act

Jay makes a point.  Read the Robert Rapier article.

 

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We know that U.S. government agencies are corrupt.  After all, the head of the EPA 'murdered' people following 9/11 in NYC when she said "the air was safe to breathe" despite EPA's own scientists (and independent scientists) pointing out how caustic toxic the air was with all the dust clouds.  Thousands of people are now dead or sick because of that.

Biden's EPA administration seems close to imposing this new methane rule on the small oil/gas operators.  It'll devastate the small guys.  Biden is ruining US Energy...there is not doubt.  It is deliberate.

But, of course, ruining the small companies across the world is an agenda...we saw it with the lockdowns...and now with the economy...the agenda to weaken the small people in order to better control and manipulate the masses.

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On 11/11/2022 at 5:01 PM, Ron Wagner said:

You should find it far more disturbing that Biden and the Democrats are responsible fore us not being energy independent and net exporters. 

Interesting term "energy independent'.  How do you measure it?  It has to be measurable if we are to have a common understanding.  If you take it to mean the US produces more energy than it consumes, then according the 2021 numbers from the EIA, the US is energy independent.  But if your definition is that the US can't/shouldn't import any oil, then the US is not and never has been energy independent.  Energy independence and energy prices are two independent factors.

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2 hours ago, Gregory1972 said:

Interesting term "energy independent'.  How do you measure it?  It has to be measurable if we are to have a common understanding.  If you take it to mean the US produces more energy than it consumes, then according the 2021 numbers from the EIA, the US is energy independent.  But if your definition is that the US can't/shouldn't import any oil, then the US is not and never has been energy independent.  Energy independence and energy prices are two independent factors.

We import much of that oil because we are the ones with the advanced refineries that can handle that low quality oil. We then export the refined products. These numb nuts that think we aren't energy independent don't understand how the markets work.

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https://www.theepochtimes.com/bidens-climate-change-policies-work-more-in-chinas-interest-ex-nsa-officer_4860090.html

 

Biden’s Climate Change Policies Work More in China’s Interest: Ex-NSA Officer

By Venus Upadhayaya and Tiffany Meier
 
November 13, 2022 Updated: November 13, 2022
 
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The Biden administration’s focus on climate change can be geopolitically hazardous as green policies can shift power into the hands of China, which has monopolized the supply chain of rare minerals required in the production of renewable energy technology, said Steve Yates, former deputy national security adviser at the White House from 2001–05, in an interview with The Epoch Times’ sister media NTD Television on Nov. 10.

“I don’t think they found a sustainable path toward the goal they see. Certainly, it has shifted a lot of power towards China. And China has not proven willing to work with them on this either,” said Yates who’s also a senior fellow at the China Policy Initiative Chair of America First Policy Initiative.

China is the largest investor in renewable energy in the world, domestically and abroad. Five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing companies and the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer are also owned by China, according to a 2017 report from World Resources Institute. China’s Tainqi Lithium is one of the largest manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, an important component of electric vehicle batteries.

U.S. policy on climate change hasn’t reduced China’s stakes in the renewable energy market and its near monopoly over the supply chain of rare earth minerals considered indispensable for renewable energy technology production. The latter has been considered a foreign policy challenge for the United States because of its own dependence on China’s rare earth supply chain.

Yates said the Biden administration should not make policies that support China’s interest in the renewable energy market and should urgently work to catch up by first using the resources it is endowed within the country.

The U.S. Senate, which remains intensely divided on climate change policies, approved its first international climate change treaty in three decades on Sept. 21 when it approved a 2016 agreement to phase down refrigerant chemicals that are among the worst pollutants.

By doing so, the United States joined other 136 nations and the European Union in approving the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol that promises to cut down on refrigerant chemicals by 80 percent in the next three decades.

The legislation is aimed at jumpstarting U.S. solar manufacturing, however, Cullen S. Hendrix, a senior fellow with the Peterson Institute for International Economics said in an analysis that the agreement doesn’t secure U.S. solar supply chains from China, which control 70–80 percent of the global production.

“[The bill] would help close the gap in solar module production but would leave the United States dependent on China for critical links in the supply chain. This dependence needs to be addressed. The current situation is a significant source of US strategic vulnerability,” said Hendrix.

Epoch Times Photo The Celukan Bawang 2 power plant in Singaraja on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Oct. 29, 2020. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP via Getty Images)

Economic Destruction

Yates called the administration’s focus on climate change a “problematic proposition” and said it can destroy the American economy even before the climate delivers disasters, because the green policies can increase fuel prices and likely become the cause of massive inflation.

“And that’s hard on households,” said Yates. “So hopefully, they will sober up and come back to work with Americans and more broadly in this hemisphere, to do things ourselves without having to rely on them [China].”

The situation requires that the Biden administration think and act differently, he said.

“Part of it means focusing with renewed vigor on our own hemisphere, there’s a lot that we could be doing with countries like Brazil or other parts of our hemisphere. And other parts of the world,” he said adding that rather than depending on China’s “carnivorous market,” the United States should also support countries in Asia and Africa to work with the other free world nations to undo China’s monopoly.

Ironically, the promises China made on climate change go far beyond the tenure of any Chinese leader as well as beyond the commitment bindings by other nations, according to Yates.

“And so while the United States and Europe might set these bold goals of having a net zero impact by 2030, or 2035, China’s is like 2060. And beyond! So even when they’re making a promise, it’s so far off, that it can’t really be taken seriously,” he said adding that all this while China has continued to be a leading polluter globally.

China generates over 30 percent of all the global emissions, while the United States produces 14 percent as per the 2019 statistics from Climate Trade. China’s carbon output continues to rise every year, and some of its companies put more pollution than entire nations, such as China Petroleum & Chemical which contributed more carbon dioxide in 2020 than Canada, according to a 2021 Bloomberg report.

“And so I think they’ve been pursuing a pattern of strategic decoupling themselves, trying to block against potential sanctions or potential adverse impact from the United States, Europe, and others,” said Yates.

He suggested that the United States should reactivate the development and use of clean nuclear energy within the country and even in its hemisphere with other partners. “There’s small modular reactors that are efficient and more recyclable.”

Yates believes that the administration can collaborate with Elon Musk on things like battery development.

“None of this is perfect. But we have to be realistic about the energy supply necessary to run modern life. That’s not going to be wind and solar. We’re going to have to have some degree of batteries involved to avoid brownouts and blackouts from time to time,” he said adding a potential collaboration among the creative free market is more likely to solve this problem than either a government recommendation in the United States or cooperation bilaterally with China.

 
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On 10/28/2022 at 9:17 AM, Jay McKinsey said:

It doesn't cost billions to restart old refineries. What a piece of crap these guys are. This is why we need to run them out of business.

It does actually. 

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4 minutes ago, KeyboardWarrior said:

It does actually. 

BS

This oil refinery burned down and it only cost $1.2 billion to rebuild.

Husky Refinery fire

The company said in April that the cost to rebuild the refinery had grown to around $1.2 billion

https://www.wpr.org/wisconsins-only-oil-refinery-comes-back-online-superior-residents-will-see-decrease-water-rates

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Just now, Jay McKinsey said:

BS

This oil refinery burned down and it only cost $1.2 billion to rebuild.

Husky Refinery fire

The company said in April that the cost to rebuild the refinery had grown to around $1.2 billion

https://www.wpr.org/wisconsins-only-oil-refinery-comes-back-online-superior-residents-will-see-decrease-water-rates

Old refineries might require extensive replacement of equipment. Components as simple as pneumatic valves run into the thousands. The operating loan by itself is usually half the cost of the refinery. 

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Based upon the EPA methane escape regulations, it appears that the CCP run Biden crime syndicate plans to cause the energy crisis that Obama tried to create that Shale gas thwarted. This will create a photo op of dragging frozen grandmas from the ghetto that can be blamed on oil companies, followed by a senatorial show trial to conclude that the only solution is nationalization of the energy infrastructure.

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Trouble in paradise. Like the infrastructure money, trying to build something takes a whole lot longer these days, if even possible.

Voters Veto Big Wind In Ohio and Michigan: Rejections Now Total 375 Since 2015

https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2022/11/11/voters_veto_big_wind_in_ohio_and_michigan_rejections_now_total_375_since_2015_864316.html

I find it interesting that environmentalists put survival of eagles over preventing destruction of the environment. This tells me, along with climate emergency proponents like Obama who buys beach front property, that climate change proponents know they are scamming the public.

"Apex gained notoriety in New York for its failure to disclose the presence of known Bald Eagle nests on Galloo Island where it wanted to install multiple wind turbines."

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