Tag: Energy

June 28, 2011

EPA regulatory excesses

by Nori — Categories: Energy, Politics — Tags: , Comments Off on EPA regulatory excesses

This letter went to President Obama, Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray and Jaime Herrera-Beutler today.  My expectation is that, of the four, only Herrera-Beutler is going to understand, agree and take the appropriate action.

I don’t want to send you the pre-formatted letter sent by many using FreedomWorks connector.  I will take the time and use my own words to express how distressed I am by our developing welfare state, the unhealthy growth in government and the profligate spending taking place in Washington DC.  Our close emulation of Greece lets me use the classic “it’s a Greek tragedy”, but that small joke is the only upside I can see to the current mess we are in and that’s a very sad thing to say.

Today’s focus is on the EPA’s latest train wreck of regulatory excesses which portend rising energy costs that will further forestall this country’s recovery.  The EPA is basing it’s regulatory ideology on the assumption that global warming is real and man caused and the citizens of the US are the world’s worst offenders.  This is a distressingly unrealistic set of assumptions based entirely on pseudo-science.  The IPCC has much to answer for in this matter, though I find the Scientific Journal nearly equally as culpable.  Please, take the time to look at ALL the research from scientists who are actually in the field of climatology.  Not all climatologists agree about global warming.  Not all climatologists who believe in global warming think it is man made.  To categorically state all scientists agree there is global warming and that it is man made is patently false.  Global warmists are trying to regulate a gas we breathe out.  Without CO2, plants can’t thrive, trees can’t grow.  More CO2 means plants grow more vigorously and more people can be fed a healthier diet.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand what the new and proposed EPA regulations will do to our society, to our country and to our lifestyle.  I join with FreedomWorks to urge you to support legislative efforts to stop EPA’s latest regulatory over-reach.  I agree with FreedomWorks, it is a train wreck.

And if you need further proof that the EPA’s regulatory path is a bad idea, remember what raising energy costs will do to those who have low income or live on a fixed income.  As the price of energy rises it will take an increasingly larger percentage of the poor’s available funds.  Rising energy costs equal a decrease in the poor’s standard of living.  Anything you do that facilitates, even passively, the increase in energy costs will be most acutely felt by the poor.  This is a much greater threat to the poor than anything done to reform entitlement programs.

December 16, 2008

Green — new tradition or excuse?

by DJ — Categories: Energy — Tags: , 2 Comments

I am starting to see a disturbing trend with my friends. I am getting electronic Christmas cards all in the name of being green and leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the earth. While I applaud them for sending me anything at all, it distresses me to read that they are sending an electronic card this year because it is the green thing to do. I certainly understand why, but at the same time, there is just nothing more wonderful than opening that hand-addressed card with a personalized signature on the inside. So my question is this… what is the real motivation for sending me that electronic card? Are you just too lazy to actually pick out a card, sign it, stamp it and mail it? Please don’t get me wrong. I’m all for electronic mail. It’s great for basic communication. But I don’t think I will ever be able to give up sending out my Christmas cards all in the name of being green.

November 7, 2008

On the topic of programming…

by DJ — Categories: Energy, General — Tags: , 1 Comment

Brilliant! Just brilliant!

I am writing a post instead of commenting because I have a different spin on the whole programming issue to get off my chest.

My partner-in-crime on this blog is truly brilliant. She has spoiled me horribly over the years by using the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method. Now I’m a pretty smart cookie and do good figuring things out on my own. But my friend here has helped in many ways to make my life easier through her Web programming. As a result I am indeed spoiled.

My case today… why do they have to make it so [you fill in the blank with the explicative of your choice] hard to make a very simple text change within a corporate Web site? I understand all too well why large corporations have this protocol they like to follow for updating their Web site, but if you are in a position making those updates, they make it all but impossible to work effectively and efficiently. I have been trying to make a simple update for way too long, and it wasn’t until I used a back door that I could make it. That’s just wrong. I will stop there.

My next peeve is they use a style sheet. Well, that’s great. We get a consistent look and feel to the site. I have no issue with using style sheets, as I know I get anal about consistency. My peeve? I updated a page using their code, and it is NOT consistent with the rest of the site. What’s wrong with this picture? Grrrrrr…

And yes, this is filed under energy because it is a waste of my energy trying to understand why they have to make it so … hard!

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