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Category Archive: energy

Jun 01 2012

The spin on Iranian centrifuges

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Reports have appeared that the US ran a cyber war program infecting the networks that manage Iranian centrifuges with computer viruses intended to slow down the production of weapons grade fissile material by the pariah nation:

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Apr 20 2012

Number one selling car in America may drive wingnuts mad

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Update 21 April ’12, too early AM: The comments below were so helpful I added a link to this piece on the DKos open science thread. Now, you’re all going to be marked as subversives … As the AOL piece linked below says, “we didn’t see this one coming.” According to them, the hottest selling car in …

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Mar 31 2012

Us anti-science liberals have been taken to task by a brave anonymous emailer

Given the current anti-science jubilee going on among wingnut foot soldiers on the orders of their ignorant field commanders, you wouldn’t think they’d make a fuss about science. But you’d be wrong. One bold, fearless, anonymous member of the Keyboard Komanndos is mad as hell and they’re not gonna take it anymore!

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Feb 21 2012

This is your cost for gas on Fox News

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Via Balloon Juice, above, this is what your gas prices have actually done over the past year courtesy of Triple A. Below, this is your gas prices for the past year on Fox News. Hahaha! Any questions?

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Jan 19 2012

Keystone pipeline: Mr President, we have an energy gap!

So the energy industry, with their collective oily hands deep up the asses of the nation’s political apparatus, are whining about delaying the Keystone pipeline. If you haven’t been keeping up, this is an oil pipe stretching from the Canada tar sand production region to the booming petroleum port of Louisiana. The whiners think we’re so …

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Dec 22 2011

Happy Winter Solstice and pass the solar paint please!

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Today, December 22, 2011, is the first official day of Winter and by definition the shortest day of the year — even though it’s not the earliest sunset or latest sunrise — in the northern hemisphere. Perhaps we should mark the occasion, as our distant ancestors did, with some sort of recognition and related social ceremony, …

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Nov 28 2011

Good news on gas prices

And I’ll make it short and sweet. With Europe softening toward mild recession and the US stuck in permanent high unemployment, the demand side of the equation is unlikely to ratchet up anytime soon. As long as supply is stable this leads to lower gas prices between now and the end of Spring. This is a seesaw: …

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Oct 29 2011

It’s getting to be that time of year: blizzards and snowjobs

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It’s getting to be that time of year again! The first snow-storm of the season is heading for the Northeast. Some communities could receive almost a full fluffy foot. The snow will probably melt quickly, it’s still early Fall. But the annual industry funded snowjob on climate change may have barely started.

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Oct 25 2011

Nation’s largest solar panel company leaderless

Thin-film solar photovoltiac modules being installed ona roof. Click for more info on thin-film PV

Strange happenings at the nation’s largest solar panel manufacturer.

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