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OPEC Is Caught Between Shale and a Hard Place
GOP Sours on Obamacare Repeal; Next Attempt Unlikely Before 2019
The Big Façade: Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill
One lawyer stole more than half a billion dollars from Social Security
Working Class White America is ‘Dying of Despair’
The Ryancare Route—Winning by Losing?
Outraged mom says TSA treated family "like dogs" during son's pat-down
Louisiana Police Officer who Shot and Killed a 6-year-old Autistic Child Found Guilty
83-year-old Grandpa Forgot to Use His Blinker, So Cops Put Him in the Hospital
The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Complete Surveillance State Is Almost In Place: “You’re Known, Your Vehicle Is Known, Your Daily Itinerary, Shopping Habits… It’s All Being Recorded”
Oklahoma home invasion shooting: Suspected getaway driver arrested
Robert Barnes: Can Trump Legally Stop Sanctuary Cities? Yes. Remember Brown v. Board of Education
Having Co-Opted the Tea Party Nationwide, Trump Tries to Stamp out its Remnants in Congress
Did the Government Spy on Trump? Of Course. It Spies on All of Us!
What Are the Republicans Waiting For?
Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus
Freedom Caucus: Do these 29 white men run America?
House forms Freedom Caucus
Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) On Why He Resigned From The Freedom Caucus:
Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue
GOP moderates blame Freedom Caucus for tanking the terrible Trump/Ryan health-care bill
Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare
The GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Is Dead Because Trump Doesn’t Understand How Health Policy Works
NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage
Jim Jordan Crushes Reince Priebus False Narrative on Obamacare Repeal
Why Steve Bannon Might Be the Winner of the GOP’s Health-Care Civil War
Many GOP lawmakers furious at Freedom Caucus over healthcare bill
Abraham, Higgins: Blame GOP Freedom Caucus for saving Obamacare
Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Freedom Caucus hampering GOP’s ability to govern
Conservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus.
AG Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars
GOP cave on Obamacare repeal is the biggest broken promise in political history
Enough With the Recriminations [over RyanCare], Go Back to Work
Levin: A big thank you to the Freedom Caucus patriots!
The Freedom Caucus owes GOP leadership an apology
Opinions The Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern
Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare
Following Health Care Debacle, White House Considers More Conservative Outreach
Dana Loesch just NAILED IT on the problem with fixing health care…
$10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon And No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is
OPINION: The Damage the Freedom Caucus Has Done to the Young Trump Presidency, Republicans and the Country May Be Felt for Years
Trump shifts blame to Freedom Caucus
Poe says some members of Freedom Caucus would vote no against Ten Commandments
Latest Establishment Talking Point: Trump May Be Guilty of ‘Treason’
Who Owns Obamacare Now?
Disgusting: The Freedom Caucus Saves Obamacare Again
Trump: Democrats Â‘SmilingÂ’ Because Freedom Caucus Â‘Saved Planned ParenthoodÂ’ and Obamacare
Trump shifts blame for health-care collapse to far right
The Freedom Caucus is at a crossroads
PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR PETS HIGH. SHOULD YOU?
Post Date: 2016-10-16 08:41:03 by Gatlin
Medical marijuana is already a fact of life in 25 states and D.C., but why limit pain-relieving ganja to humans? Some pet owners think that their furry companions deserve to get in on the action, too, which led The New York Times to give the latest animal ownership trend a catchy name everyone can get behind: pets on pot. Pet owners are already experimenting with cannabis for their animals, despite the fact that veterinarians arent allowed to prescribe anything marijuana-related, The Times reports. Its pretty easy for humans to get a medical card in states where its legal Insomnia? Lack of appetite? Joint Pain? Sign right up! which allows people ...
Donald Trump Hangs With Christian Prosperity Teachers, Televangelists Paula White And Kenneth Copeland
Post Date: 2016-06-05 14:41:25 by Deckard
Donald Trump is on top in the GOP race for a presidential candidate, and many are wondering how, after so many controversial statements, he has retained that place. Now, one must ask if its the power of prayer keeping the billionaire in the lead. Donald Trump has made numerous controversial claims regarding Muslims, the Islamic faith, women, and the status and rights of Mexican immigrants in the United States. Its interesting to note that Donald Trump has been close friends with Christian prosperity teacher and televangelist Paula White. He was caught on video at a prayer session where a number of notable televangelists, prosperity teachers, and Christian evangelicals prayed for ...
13 Year Old Invents Tesla Inspired Free Energy Device For Under $15
Post Date: 2016-05-20 10:11:13 by Deckard
Inspired by the geniuses Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein, teenager Max Loughan loves to invent things, in fact, he says he has known his entire short life that his purpose was to change the world with his inventions. And he may just do it. As cheesy as this sounds, from day one, on this planet that I knew I was put here for a reason, said Max. And that reason is to invent, to bring the future. Wearing a lab coat while speaking in a televised interview with KTVN Channel 2 in Reno and Tahoe, Nevada, Max explains the free energy device that he made in his parents boiler room turned laboratory. His invention looks somewhat reminiscent of Tesla coil, and ...
Don't Kid Yourself: Of Course Trump Can Win
Post Date: 2016-05-12 01:19:32 by Gatlin
Last July, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison threw an entire ABC News roundtable for a loop with just one line: People terrified of the possibility of President Trump better vote, better get active, better get involved, he said. Because this man has got some momentum, and wed better be ready for the fact that he might be leading the Republican ticket. The laughter erupted before he could even finish his sentence. George Stephanopoulos, the shows host and a former Clinton administration official, let out a snort, chortling like a bemused yet slightly exhausted preschool dad. Maggie Haberman, a reporter for the New York Times, could barely keep it ...
Canadian Oil Sands Wildfire forces mass evacuation of 80,000 residents
Post Date: 2016-05-04 09:14:11 by Willie Green
Fire raged unchecked through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray overnight as authorities raced to complete the evacuation of its population of 80,000, fearful that hot, dry winds forecast for Wednesday would further fan the flames. About 44,000 people were estimated to have fled the city by late on Tuesday on traffic-chocked roads, and the province of Alberta requested military help to bring the blaze under control and airlift others from fire- and smoke-filled streets. "I'm afraid that huge parts of my home town... may burn tonight and will continue to burn," Brian Jean, leader of Alberta's official opposition party, told CBC Radio, saying his own home was in the ...
60 Minutes on this bicycle can power your home for 24 hours
Post Date: 2015-11-11 16:35:44 by Operation 40
Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours? People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they never have time to workout. This invention certainly solves both conundrums. And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of poverty. As Manoj Bhargava, the founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike, shares in the video above, it is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine. When an individual pedals the bike, the action drives a flywheel, which turns a generator and ...
Mercedes-Benz To Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV Doubters: Hahahahahahahaha
Post Date: 2015-11-02 11:47:29 by Operation 40
Fuel cell electric vehicles have been the topic of several lively discussions over here at CleanTechnica, but while weve been busy talking, Mercedes-Benz has been walking the walk, or driving the drive as the case may be. Earlier this week the company pitched its forthcoming 2017 hydrogen fuel cell EVs with a splashy publicity tour in California, involving almost 1,000 miles split among five of the companys B-Class F-CELL vehicles over a three-day period. Alright Already With Hydrogen The Fuel Station Infrastructure For those of you new to the topic, an FCEV is an all-electric vehicle but instead of getting its juice from electricity stored in a battery, it literally makes ...
A Tower of Molten Salt Will Deliver Solar Power After Sunset
Post Date: 2015-10-26 08:30:00 by Tooconservative
A Tower of Molten Salt Will Deliver Solar Power After SunsetFor the first time, solar thermal can compete with natural gas during nighttime peak demand Pillar Of Salt: More than a million square meters of mirrors focus on a tower of molten salt to generate power for the Las Vegas Strip. Solar power projects intended to turn solar heat into steam to generate electricity have struggled to compete amid tumbling prices for solar energy from solid-state photovoltaic (PV) panels. But the first commercial-scale implementation of an innovative solar thermal design could turn the tide. Engineered from the ground up to store some of its solar energy, the 110-megawatt plant is nearing completion in ...
A cleaner, greener way to store solar and wind energy [flow batteries]
Post Date: 2015-09-26 06:57:39 by Tooconservative
With the continuing rise of solar and wind power, the hunt is on for cheap batteries that are able to store large amounts of energy and deliver it when its dark and the wind is still. Last year researchers reported an advance on one potentially cheap, energy-packing battery. But it required toxic and caustic materials. Now, the same team has revised its chemistry, doing away with the noxious constituentsan advance that could make future such batteries far cheaper and simpler to build. The new design is whats known as a flow battery, which is usually far larger than your sleek lithium-ion cell or lead-acid car battery. Unlike conventional batteries, flow ...
South African team may have solved solar puzzle even Google couldn't crack
Post Date: 2015-08-25 07:50:41 by Tooconservative
It is a problem that has so far stumped even Googles brainy engineers how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the suns energy. Now a team at a South African university led by a former Intel strategic planner believes they have cracked it. Once they have completed a prototype system in October they have big plans for rolling out the technology. The idea behind the design so-called Concentrated Solar Power or CSP is simple. A field of mirrors on the ground tracks the sun and concentrates its rays on to a central point which heats up. That heat is converted into electricity. There are a ...
PowerCell Sweden to Supply Fuel Cell System for Low-Energy House in Gothenburg
Post Date: 2015-05-22 17:31:35 by Operation 40
The Musk-Rat's wall wart batteries are yesterday's tech. Published on May 22, 2015 The Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order from H-O Enterprise AB to deliver a fuel cell system for a low-energy house in Gothenburg, Sweden. PowerCell Sweden has recently signed an agreement with H-O Enterprise AB to supply a fuel cell system for a low-energy house in Gothenburg, Sweden. The project will be implemented in the fall of 2015. The facility is a so-called self off grid low-energy house, which includes photovoltaic cells on the roof and facades, energy storage in batteries and hot water tanks, electrolyser, hydrogen tanks and fuel cells. The solar ...
'Beyond petroleum' - fracking's collapse heralds the arrival of peak oil
Post Date: 2015-05-05 09:58:56 by Willie Green
The 'death of peak oil' has been much exaggerated, writes Paul Mobbs. Take out high-cost 'unconventional' oil and production peaked ten years ago, and even North America's fracking and tar sands boom has failed to open up new resources both big enough to make good the shortfall, and cheap enough to reward investors. We really do need to be thinking 'beyond petroleum'.A few weeks ago tremors rocked the world of 'fracking' in the USA - though few heard them. The US Energy Information Agency (USEIA) had issued its latest Monthly Drilling Report and the news was not good. It wasn't simply the economic failure of fracking (covered in The Ecologist last ...
Tesla Battery Economics: On the Path to Disruption
Post Date: 2015-05-04 05:20:58 by Tooconservative
Update: The Tesla battery is better than I thought for homes. And at utility scale, its deeply disruptive. Elon Musk announced Teslas home / business battery today. tl;dr: Itll get enthusiastic early adopters to buy. The economics are almost there to make it cost effective for a wide market. [Update: It might actually be cost effective in the US today. See the third cost estimate down below.] And within just a few years, it almost certainly will be cheap enough to be cost effective for a broad market. Not a complete game changer for the home mrket today, but a shot fired in an incredible energy storage disruption. At the ...
Tesla's Powerwall: 12 important facts to know
Post Date: 2015-05-02 08:24:17 by Willie Green
Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who unveiled his Powerwall home battery Thursday, already is offering the devices to SolarCity Corp. customers seeking backup supply when the grid goes down. SolarCity expects to deliver them in October. Musk, whose Tesla Motors developed the product, is also chairman of the San Mateo-based solar supplier.Tesla gave us its first look at a new stackable battery system to store electricity for homes, businesses and the grid. Its a product that Tesla said soon will bring in billions of dollars in annual revenue.Heres what Musk revealed: 1. The home battery version is called the Powerwall. It looks like this:And it can be stacked, ...
Audi creates green 'e-diesel fuel of the future' using just carbon dioxide and water
Post Date: 2015-04-27 10:34:58 by Tooconservative
German car manufacturer Audi says it has created the "fuel of the future" made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable sources. The synthetic "e-diesel" was made following a commissioning phase of just four months at a plant in Dresden, Germany. Unlike regular diesel, the clear fuel does not contain any sulphur or fossil oil, while it has an overall energy efficiency of around 70%. Germany's federal minister of education and research, Dr Johanna Wanka, said she has already used the fuel in her Audi A8, while the company hopes the Dresden factory, operated by clean tech company Sunfire, will produce 160 litres of it every day in the coming months. "This ...
Tesla wants to power your home with a battery [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-04-25 09:03:01 by Tooconservative
Tesla will introduce a battery for your home during its highly anticipated April 30 event. In a letter sent to investors and analysts on Tuesday, the electric car company said it will announce a "home battery" and a "very large utility scale battery." Similar products already exist on the market, but Tesla said it will explain why its batteries are better than competitors' solutions at the event. CEO Elon Musk thinks rivals' batteries "suck," according to the note from Jeff Evanson, Tesla's investor relations director. Tesla (TSLA) shares rose more than 5% Wednesday on the news. Home batteries power up overnight, when energy companies ...
New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector
Post Date: 2015-04-09 09:18:41 by Willie Green
Flywheel plant being built in Ireland with potentially unlimited storage capability could solve the problem of clean energy supply shortfalls when there is insufficient sun or wind Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could revolutionise the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks. The plant will use a motor-generated flywheel to harness kinetic energy from the grid at times of over-supply. This will then be released from submerged turbines at times of supply shortfalls. The project in Rhode, County Offaly, is expected to launch commercially in 2017, with an operating capacity of 20MW. Although the system will ...
The Mobile Battery That Charges In One Minute
Post Date: 2015-04-07 08:14:21 by Willie Green
Scientists have developed a battery that could allow a mobile phone to be charged and ready for use in one minute.The new aluminium power cell is also much safer than existing lithium technology, can be bent and damaged, and does not catch fire.The researchers at Stanford University in California say the battery can be recharged more often than usual batteries without losing its effectiveness.It has the potential to be a major breakthrough as electricity storage becomes increasingly important in tandem with renewable energy.Hongjie Dai, professor of chemistry at Stanford, said: "We have developed a rechargeable aluminium battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as ...
European power grids keep lights on through solar eclipse
Post Date: 2015-03-21 11:19:20 by Willie Green
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Electrical grids in Europe succeeded in managing the unprecedented disruption to solar power from Friday's 2-1/2-hour eclipse that brought sudden, massive drops in supply. Germany, Europe's leading economy and boasting the world's biggest solar-powered installations, was at the heart of the event. Of 89 gigawatt (GW) of installed European solar capacity, it has 38.2 GW, which in theory is enough to meet half of its maximum demand. The initial 15 GW drop in Germany was less than operators had feared. They were able to draw on alternative power sources including coal, gas, biogas, nuclear and hydroelectric energy pumped from storage and were helped by ...
China’s wind farms can now produce more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants
Post Date: 2015-03-08 07:34:28 by Willie Green
China is building more than a third of the worlds nuclear reactors currently under construction, and has plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2020. That has some observers worried about the countrys opaque and politicized nuclear safety regulations. But amid all the hype over nuclear power, China has been expanding its wind power capacity at an even faster clip. Last year, Chinas wind farms reached a capacity of 115,000 megawatts, compared with just 20,000 megawatts from its nuclear sector. (To be sure, capacity is different than the actual amount of energy created.) Working at full pace, Chinas wind farms could now produce more energy than all of the ...
Pee-powered "green" toilet to light up refugee camps
Post Date: 2015-03-06 09:22:52 by Willie Green
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity and can charge a mobile phone will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in Britain. The pioneering toilet, the result of collaboration between global aid agency Oxfam and the University of the West of England in Bristol, uses live microbes which feed on urine and convert it into power. "Living in a refugee camp is hard enough without the added threat of being assaulted in dark places at night. The potential of this is huge," Andy Bastable, head of water and sanitation at Oxfam, said in a statement. The first toilet will be sent to a refugee camp within ...
Finally: A Wearable That Lets You Charge Your Gadgets by Jerking Off
Post Date: 2015-02-28 08:01:03 by Willie Green
We've all shaken a fitness tracker or two in our lives to beat the system. But now, Pornhub is making a wearable meant for just thatshaking. And beating. It's called the Wankband, and it lets you charge your gadgets by jacking off. It was only a matter of time. Click for Full Text!
Steam Fracking in Cuba?
Post Date: 2015-01-27 10:11:33 by Willie Green
Graphic: wikipedia.org HAVANA TIMES Not long ago, I wrote an article on the alarming possibility that someone in Cuba could decide to implement fracking techniques in Cuba. At the time, I had no idea how quickly these concerns would become more real. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking, as we know, is a technique developed to stimulate oil wells with declining productivity. Implemented chiefly in the United States, it consists in injecting a high-pressure mixture of water and other substances into the deep subsoil. This way, the oil that refuses to come out the easy way is forced out of the ground. Environmentalists have identified many problems that stem from this ...
Rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid in 42 American cities
Post Date: 2015-01-26 11:05:24 by Willie Green
Escalating utility rates lose out to solars fixed price New numbers show solar-generated electricity is ready for head-on competition with utility-delivered electricity. Nearly 21 million single-family homeowners in 42 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities can now expect to pay less for electricity from solar than for electricity they buy from their utility. In fact, the numbers show money spent on a residential solar system earns a better return than investing in Standard and Poors 500 index fund. Solar is now not just an option for the rich, but a real opportunity for anyone looking to take greater control over their monthly utility bills and make a long-term, relatively ...
Mitch McConnell's wife resigns over coal issues
Post Date: 2015-01-22 09:52:26 by Willie Green
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants. Elaine Chao joined the board one year after it announced a $50 million, four-year commitment to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal initiative. Alison Lundergan Grimes made Chao's membership on the board an issue during her failed bid to unseat McConnell last year. At the time, McConnell defended his wife's position on the board and said she would not resign. But a McConnell spokesman said Wednesday Chao decided to resign after learning the charity ...
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