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A few day ago, I got this from amfortas in Australia, who sends me the news sometimes before I wake up. I left in his comments, because amfortas, in case you haven’t noticed, has a wonderful sense of humor. (Thanks to amfortas)
The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the “L Prize,” for any manufacturer that could create a “green” but affordable light bulb.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the prize would spur industry to offer the costly bulbs, known as LEDs, at prices “affordable for American families.” There was also a “Buy America” component. Portions of the bulb would have to be made in the United States.
Now the winning bulb is on the market.
The price is $50.
Amfortas said: Wait, what? The $50 bulb was the winner? What lost? A bulb powered by the hoofbeats of unicorns?
From the Conservative Daily News:
By DJ Redman
All of this idiocy and blatant government stupidity, (not to mention the theft of taxpayer dollars under the guise of a “prize”) is brought to you by Barack Obama’s Liberal-lunatic appointee, Steven Chu. Does America really want four more years of this Liberal-lunacy? Note. Should Energy Chief Chu not understand the title of this opinion piece, here is a clue. It involves a place where the sun doesn’t shine.
What would you prefer? Would you like to get up in the morning, hook your car up to a few minutes of compressed air, at a few pennies of cost, or would you like to go miles out of your way to fill up your car with the new government mandated bio-fuel: Algae? It will only cost you about $38 dollars a gallon…(that’s before tax) That’s not so bad now, is it? If Obama is re-elected, not only will some 13 panel control freaks in Washington decide if they will allow you to live if you get cancer after 50, you might have to pay outlandish prices for Obama’s new mandated energy biofuel just to get to the hospital.
Obama, and his Energy Secretary Steven Chu, have decided that America can’t drill for oil, even though Obama has given the go ahead to Mexico and China to drill off our coasts. They both dished the recent Keystone oil pipeline from Canada, because they both believe that we are killing the planet with our emissions. Chu admits we can’t do anything about China’s pollution.(Chu calls them the gorilla in theroom) —but they are making themselves feel better, they are determined to make Americans stop using gas.
WHY? Because they, and all their liberal friends are going to make trillions off it. Steven Chu has plans to be the new Rockefeller of bio-algae. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Steve after all, belongs to the Design the Future think-tank with all the other global alarmists who have decided to make a lot of money selling us solar panels, windmills, and now…algae.
Newt and Sarah Palin should be talking about this new insanity. Well, Newt did— but can we trust Newt? Forget corn…they can grow algae and make much more money off of it. Why? Well, for one thing, to save all those solar energy companies they have invested it. You see– algae grows best with …wait for it…wait for it……………….SOLAR PANELS!!
(Who decided that I wonder?)
Let’s talk about algae: first and foremost : know you enemy. Steven Chu, the man who gave the billions to Solyendra, has spent his life in academia. You know, those places that give out Nobel Peace Prizes to Presidents that bomb countries, and men who can cool atoms?
I’ve always wanted my atoms cooled, how about you?
As you can see by the video above, it took one engineer to develop a car that runs on compressed air. FREE compressed air. NO polluting emission. Just imagine what would happen if the inventors of the world put their heads together, and further expanded on this idea.
Minority Report? Jetsons? Come on…haven’t we been dreaming about air cars forever?
In a free market system, that’s what would be happening. But…the elites have been working night and day to get rid of that free market systems…where the lone inventor can invent something that changes the world. NO…globalization is where governments pick and choose who gets to manufacture what, and where they can manufacture it, and for whom. Unless your inventing something for the internet. Then…they let you get rich, because eventually, they plan to take it over.
The inventor of the air car, and his immediate investors would make the money…NOT the big liberal gurus like Al Gore and Chu who would not get a penny. Not to mention, they couldn’t take trillions of taxpayers’ dollars and give it to all the universities to keep the big academia of corruption going– could they now?
U.S. universities which are working on producing oil for algae include: The University of Arizona, University of Illinois, University of California, University of Texas, University of Maine, University of Kansas, The College of William and Mary, Northern Illinois University, University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Old Dominion University, Utah State University, New Mexico State University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The University of Georgia…and…uh….just how many Universities does it take to put one algae on the head of a pin?
They are already throwing billions of taxpayers’ dollars at this..and why? This is Steven Chu idea. In the future he says, special varieties of high glucose plants would be grown in the tropics. processed, and then the chemical would be shipped around like oil is today to other countries. The St. Petersburg Times has stated that Chu’s concept “shows vision on the scale needed to deal with global warming.”
Chu wants to be the new Green Global BP rich man of the world. And don’t you want to see who’s going to get on the ground floor of this? Notice that in this video below that Obama makes it sound like we can just do this in our country. Chu wants to develop in the tropics. (Who’s going to win?)
But not so fast space cadets… there is lots of problems: The difficulties in efficient biodiesel production from algae lie in finding an algal strain, with a combination of high lipid content and fast growth rate, that isn’t too difficult to harvest; and a cost-effective cultivation system (i.e., type of photo bioreactor) that is best suited to that strain. There is also a need to provide concentrated CO2 to increase the rate of production. Open-pond systems for the most part have been given up for the cultivation of algae with high-oil content.
Oh…so Obama is just teasing us about this stuff can be taken from anywhere? Yep.
Most companies pursuing algae as a source of biofuels are pumping nutrient-laden water through plastic or borosilicate glass tubes that are exposed to sunlight and so called photo bioreactors or PBR. Running a PBR is more difficult than an open pond and more costly but more effective.
You can’t use waste water because it cannot feed algae directly and must first be processed by bacteria, or it could contaminate the algae. You have to clean and sterilize. Ocean water is not good either. Metals and other stuff can corrupt the algae.
Whereas technical problems, such as harvesting, are being addressed successfully by the industry, the high up-front investment of algae-to-biofuels facilities is seen by many as a major obstacle to the success of this technology. Only few studies on the economic viability are publicly available, and must often rely on the little data (often only engineering estimates) available in the public domain. The group found that capital cost, labor cost and operational costs (fertilizer, electricity, etc.) by themselves are too high for algae biofuels to be cost-competitive with conventional fuels.
Do you see another Solyndra here? Everyone told them NOT to invest, but Obama kept on going. Do you see WHY now? Pond scum visions of world domination…it’s enough to make you wince. Like global warming…there are hundreds of scientists who will argue that algae has great potential, but they are almost all of them making a nice living off of government grants.
Nobody Thinks that one man, with determinations, can do more for the world than a handful of corrupt pond scum elites who see a way to buy their own fortune.
This time the redistribution is going to the top. Would you rather breathe the creativity of clean cool air, or follow the money to the top of the pond scum, and smell the stench of infinite greed?
Chu wants to be Rockefeller…Nobody Hopes he stays in the pond with Kermit.