Episode 37: Energy Policy for the rest of us

It all started when I went to Whitehouse.gov . I wanted to hear some US policy strait from the horse?s ass mouth. I ended up on a quest that lead back to big energy in the guise of energy conservation.

According to his weekly radio address, President G. W. Bush (King George) is speaking today before the Energy Efficiency Forum. This is annual gathering with the prominent sponsorship by Johnson Controls and the United States Energy Association, USEA (a member of the World energy Council, WEC)

I support energy efficiency, heck I even use an electric lawn mower to eliminate my contribution of green house gasses from two stroke engines. So I thought ?heck? here?s an issue that King George and I agree. Man, was I wrong!

I did a little digging. It turns out that the whole thing is a gathering of big oil, natural gas, coal and energy companies that have us all by a strangle hold. All discussion about renewable energy is just window dressing, just a way to appease those of us that are for solar, biodiesel, hydrogen, and other alternative sources that could unhook our dependence on oil.

Every time I think that I can find an issue that I can get behind our current administration, I get kicked in the family jewels. At least I know that we as a collective can band together and revolt against the control of our energy policy by those that put their interests and the interests of the few before those of the people and the planet.

Stick it in your ears, this one is an eye opener!

Supporting documents:
http://whitehouse.gov/radio/ President?s Weekly Radio Address
http://eefourum.net/ Energy Efficiency Forum
http://www.usea.org/ USEA
http://www.worldenergy.org/ WEC

President?s Energy Policy Outlined in May 17, 2001 link

http://nytimes.com Look at June 8, 10, 15 2005, Material related to Mr. Phillip A Cooney?s recent press for modifying documents to eliminate references to the damage of greenhouse gasses to the planet and his new job.

http://www.biodieselsolutions.com/ Information on DIY Biodiesel
http://www.energyconservationinfo.org/altenergy.htm Great resource (some dead links)
http://www.eere.energy.gov/ U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Home Page (Why not?)

http://www.schoolhouserock.tv/Energy.html Where would we be without Schoolhouse Rock?
?.and I know I am no Jack Sheldon!

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