The Ranting Man

August 28, 2010

Morons who idle their cars…..WTF

Filed under: economics,Uncategorized — therantingman @ 3:45 pm
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What is wrong with people? I am sitting in a parking lot waiting to pick up my son. It is a beautiful, warm evening, and like many parents I am sitting with the car off and windows open. However, more than a few cars have windows up, A/C on and the engine running! What is the point of wasting the gas, spewing more crap into the air? I see this all the time, and it is even worse in the public sector. There is no reason at all for a cop to keep his engine running when he is not even in the car. That is just the tip of the iceberg. Construction sites, sporting events and many other places waste millions of gallons of fuel – idling. On top of the benefit to the environment, think of the money wasted. Makes no sense.

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May 14, 2010

Clean Coal is a LIE!!!!!!!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — therantingman @ 1:57 pm
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Americaspower.org is spending a ton of money to spread it’s lies. People want to believe that clean coal is a possibility, and these money-grubbing liars are taking advantage of that. Their story is one of the biggest lies out there, and stands to destroy all that we as Americans hold dear.

TRUTH: you cannot clean coal and the exhaust from burning it without using chemicals and processes that are deadly to humans and the ecology. And the mining process creates hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic slurry that devastates ecosystems and destroys the quality of life for anyone living near them. This is not an overstatement or some ecologists tree-hugging viewpoint. Coal and our use of it is creating a catastrophe.

Climate change is real, and the use of fossil fuels has been proven to be a major contributor to climate change. We have to accept that we need to move away from fossil fuels. What I don’t understand is why the energy companies are not taking advantage of that.

Drilling for oil and digging for coal is far more costly than R&D to develop efficient green technologies. The energy companies are posting their best profits ever, and they all have tons of cash in the bank. Why don’t these companies start developing REAL environmentally sound energy solutions and then sell them? As fossil fuel use starts to become too costly they will have alternatives and they can migrate their customers. This is how a business is supposed to manage itself. Instead, the energy industry is behaving like the cigarette industry and lying about clean energy so they do not have to change their business model.

When are we going to wake up? This is not a problem that can wait until there is a crisis – then it will be too late.

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