Posts Tagged ‘Steven Chu’

EDITORIAL: Chu’d out

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Source:  Washington Times

If only the administration’s Solyndra scandal were a garden-variety case of crony-capitalist payback to political supporters. It’s much worse, as President Obama’s energy policy is fixated on solving the supposed global-warming crisis, regardless of the economic cost.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu traveled to Capitol Hill on Nov. 17 to defend his decision to pour $535 million into the ill-fated Solyndra, which filed for bankruptcy in August. He denied that his order was “based on political considerations” and told lawmakers the United States must compete for business in an $80 billion clean-energy market that is expected to grow by hundreds of billions in coming decades. “We are in a fierce global race to capture this market,” he argued. (more…)

A question of quantities

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

From Mr. Seldon B. Graham

To The Honorable James F. Wood,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Fuel.

Dear Mr. Wood,

Thank you for answering my email to Energy Secretary Steven Chu which asked for an answer to the following simple question:

  • Why is it that carbon dioxide from carbonated beverages, pets, cattle, farm animals, humans, yeast, dry ice, fireplaces, charcoal grills, campfires, wildfires, alcohol and ethanol is good, and carbon dioxide from fossil fuel is bad?

You did not provide a scientific answer to my question. However, you did state that “One of the largest sources of CO2 [carbon dioxide] emissions is the combustion of fossil fuels” and that “Combustion is considered a ‘point source’ since all the emissions from the combustion process are emitted from a chimney,” I assume that you are the James F. Wood who recently retired from Babcock Power Inc., “The Babcock that is more than just a boiler company.” (more…)

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