We Used To “change the world”

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On many fronts, continuing the subject title, we even once were moving into alternative energy, that’s what built the economy that continued to grow and was envied by all others. They used to try and copy but most failed while some, like Japan and South Korea with our help, will say though that when I was a kid and a teen their products were cheap and many laughable, succeeded. Now many have the growth in the experienced workers, we’ve destroyed many of the hands on trades experiences here, needed and are rapidly moving far in front of us, as are they’re economies. And climate change is only one big issue, of many, of the advancement of economic growth and innovation. What this administration understands is that which our parents and grandparents worked so hard and had built for us as now some are destroying piece by piece!

Is Obama’s Bet On Green Jobs Risky?

June 13, 2011 – President Obama flies to North Carolina on Monday for the latest meeting of his jobs and competitiveness council. His administration is betting that green technologies – from wind and solar power to advanced batteries and biofuels – will create jobs of the future.

If the Department of Energy were a James Bond film, Arun Majumdar would be Q, the tech whiz who oversees futuristic gadgets. Majumdar, whose official title is director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, helps steer government investments to new energy technologies, some of which he acknowledges may ultimately fail.

“Of course these are risky,” he said. “We don’t know which ones are going to win down the line, which ones going to actually make it in the market and produce hundreds of thousands of jobs and really change the world.”

The White House is gambling that one or more of these technologies eventually will produce hundreds of thousands of jobs and change the world.

And it’s a gamble with real money.

Majumdar’s program has received $500 million since Obama took office.

Clean energy projects on the whole have received almost $95 billion.

The president is confident the country will win this bet. {continued}

Canada: Green Energy Act is saving us money

The more possible consumers are removed from the economy, jobs, wages, experience, more, the less growth in an economy is achieved. Even if a business doesn’t produce product for the people directly they do for the businesses that depend on consumer customers. Those employed also help in the innovations and upgrades to the products developed which tend to save monies, a machine can’t to that and neither can a programmer of, nor an investor, wall street, who hasn’t a clue as to product and frankly doesn’t care as bottom line profit is their want, unless they really understand the production and possibilities as to a product.

Jun 11 2011 – Extensive media coverage has been given to Ontario’s electrical energy systems not only locally, but globally, for the past several years now.

And with all the excitement around green energy, it’s no surprise that our provincial party leaders have a lot to say about energy as they prepare for the fall election.

Unfortunately not everything they say is true.

Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act is the most recent step in nearly a decade’s worth of renewable energy policies, and is intended primarily to create green jobs and stimulate the economy, while serving also to benefit the energy sector and the environment.

A 2010 report by ClearSky Advisors – Economic Impacts of Solar Energy in Ontario – noted that the solar energy market creates 12 times more jobs than the nuclear energy market does per unit of energy generated, and 15 times more jobs than coal or natural gas, at one-fourth to one-sixth the cost.

Ontario’s electricity grid is managed by the Independent Electricity System Operator, which involves the delicate balancing of purchasing power from many sources to ensure we always have enough to keep the lights on. The Ontario Clean Air Alliances watches the system operator like a hawk, and has noted that the alternative to purchasing solar energy is the “business as usual” approach of importing coal-fired electricity from the U.S. at prices that typically exceed $1-per-kilowatt/hour and range up to as much as $2.


So back to the numbers – at 80.2 cents per kwh, solar is cheaper than imported electricity, and it creates more jobs. That money gets paid to Ontario homeowners, who spend the money on groceries and commodities and contribute to the local economy. {continued}

Economic Impacts of Solar Energy in Ontario

The message from the Administration and much of Congress should be the failure of the free market capitalism as well as the history of this country as to economic growth which brought about the once prosperity most enjoyed and handed down, that was my first some thirty years not so the second some thirty, Most benefited with the sharing of the labors, that’s true capitalism and continued growth in!

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  1. have been concerned about energy use since since the National Geographic article I studied upon entering the electronics field way back in 1973, and “we” have done squat about it.  So much so I am inclined to believe some people have the answer, it has been deliberately supressed ie, inventors have been killed over it, start up companies bankrupted because being energy independent means you are an individual and thus NOT dependent on western capitalist rules of engagement as to their ownership of you and all of the social engineering which goes along with that concept.

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