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Obama knows best when it comes to green energy



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When Federal Aviation Administration officials grounded Boeing's fleet of 787 Dreamliner commercial jets last week due to unexplained battery fires, one of President Obama's favorite green energy technologies got another black eye.







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Rohan2Reed
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Yeah, Obama was on the ground floor of the private sector lithium ion battery research and development teams back in the 1970's.







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dante
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Technologists and safety experts had long warned of problems with the lithium ion battery when in 2009 the president began betting billions of tax dollars that it should be the green power of choice for cars, trucks, and even aircraft.






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UncleFestersLegs
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Yeah, Obama was on the ground floor of the private sector lithium ion battery research and development teams back in the 1970's.


So it was the Wright Bros fault.






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Rohan2Reed
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Technologists and safety experts had long warned of problems with the lithium ion battery when in 2009 the president began betting billions of tax dollars that it should be the green power of choice for cars, trucks, and even aircraft.


Yet the board members at Boeing didn't heed any of those experts' warnings. Yeah, that's gotta be Obama's fault. It's also probably his fault that Chevrolet has failed meet their expectations as far as sales of their Chevy Volt are concerned.

Oh, and the $250M that Obama gave A123 got turned into $450M when a Chinese firm bought it.

But listen, I'm not a huge fan of the White House gambling by picking future economic winners. I'm more annoyed that every little thing that goes wrong in this country is blamed on one sole individual. It's a very simple-minded excuse and is designed to take the spot light off of all the other guilty parties.






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Obama was on the ground

you vely funny






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Patrick O Rly
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That's a very well worded, thoughtful rebuttal.

Now go back to the food board bitch.






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dante
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Wasn't Boeing going through a legal battle with NLRB to open a plant in South Carolina about that time? Maybe they agreed to use the battery so they could open the plant in a right to work state.





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CajunAngele
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President Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures

The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($43 million)*
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.2 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
Abound Solar ($400 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($39 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*
Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

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JOHNN
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I'm more annoyed that every little thing that goes wrong in this country is blamed on one sole individual. It's a very simple-minded excuse and is designed to take the spot light off of all the other guilty parties.


When it comes to the issue of failed green energy ventures, I think alot of people put blame on Obama because this has been one of his pet projects he has pushed so hard for ever since he first ran for president. He's been hellbent on getting these types of projects going and for the most part its been a huge failure.






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