Friday, November 28, 2014

The Biggest Turkeys Of The Year

We ate our mixed fowl yesterday.  It took five hours to cook our 14 pound Turducken.  It was simply Wunderbar!  

We have leftovers and will be savoring fowl for a week.  I decided that today’s blog should be about a few Green Turkeys who ran afoul of the second law of thermodynamics.

Turkey number 1 is Vinod Khosla with his advising duck Condi Rice and his advising chicken Tony Blair.  Note a duck in cricket is when the batsman scores a big fat zero.  Condi is certainly that duck.  Vinod has batted nine innings and scored a duck in each.  These innings are Cello, Range, LS9, Mascoma, Calera, Amyris, Gevo, HCL CleanTech, and KIOR.

Turkey number 2 is John Doer at Kleiner Perkins.  His duck is his partner Al Gore, and his chicken is his strategic adviser Colin Powell.  They Bloomdoggled and they Fiskered and got roasted in an oven filled with lithium and sulfur.  Their Turducken was simply inedible and had to be thrown away even though between Bloom and Fisker over $700 million of taxpayer and ratepayer money was wasted.

Turkey number 3 is Leslie Stalled on the Highway at 60 Minutes.  She helped launch Bloom in February 2010 and then did a piece in January 2014 featuring Vinnie the thermo clown walking around the now shut KIOR facility in Columbus Mississippi.  Vinod should eat the white catalyst he had in a bottle while showing Leslie the shiny plant.

Turkey number 4 is my Assemblyman Mr. Levine.  He is just a thermodynamic idiot so he was pardoned by the president.

Turkey number 5 is my Congressman Mr. Huffman.  This hypocrite does not get a pardon.  He gets the turkey of the year award.   He came up with CLECA (Hostess Twinkie) defense  in his call to me early this year.  He said he went along with the SGIP Bloomdoggle because CLECA (California large electric customers association) pleaded with him to save jobs in California.  CLECA was busy opposing the California Senate’s push to declare CO2 as a global warming gas but Mr. Huffman the “environmental” lawyer was assisting CLECA to get affordable power at the very same time.  Huffman holds the record for being the largest turkey in 2014.  I have to call Mr. Nook in the Hawkeye State to see if his 38.125 pound turkey he bagged in Iowa looked like Mr. Huffman.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

I have a lot to be thankful for.  My wonderful wife will share her birthday with Thanksgiving day.  Happy Birthday!!!  We will enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends.  We all will eat well and will catch up on what has happened since the last Thanksgiving.  We will watch football and will wish we did not eat as much as we did.

When I do my personal reflection of thanks it will weigh heavily on thanking those in the free press who have done their job of keeping them honest.  I am not talking on Anderson Cooper and CNN.  They refused to investigate the Bloom Energy BLOOMDOGGLE.   I will be thinking of three folks at NBC Bay Area.  They are the reporter, the producer, and the cameraman who collectively worked on their report on the greenwashing by Bloom.  I will thank them.

I know the NBC Investigates report had a hard time to see the air as Bloom and their cronies brought a lot of pressure to suppress the report.  I know the report was edited by legal folks at NBC as Bloom is a power company with powerful shareholders, officers, and directors.  But these three brave press people had the conviction to air a fair and balanced report.  Bloom’s spokespeople have subsequently called the report silly, a reporter looking for a story, and also Hodge Podge.  Bloom has tried to put their green spin on the report and is busy covering up.

I will also thank Breitbart for having the guts to post the sulfur story.  They did so today and here is the link.

But Bloom has blinked and has formally and forever changed their specification sheet from their greenwashed lie of 773 pounds of CO2 per megawatt hour of electricity from their unreliable, dirty, and prohibitively expensive Bloom Coffins.  The 773 greenwashed lie started in March 2010 with emails from a Bloom engineer to me.   For four years and seven months they stuck with their 773 pounds of CO2 per mwh, until they changed their specification sheet a few weeks ago.  All the time they simply lied and greenwashed their products GHG emissions while grabbing hundreds of million of dollars of public funds.

The NBC report could have covered the solid waste with sulfur as I did explain this to NBC Investigates, but NBC focused on greenhouse gas emissions.  I do hope NBC does a follow up report on the sulfur containing solid waste.  I happen to think the hidden sulfur waste is cause for criminal action against the major shareholders, officers, and directors of Bloom Energy as well as politicians and civil servants who have hidden the waste.

I will also reflect on my lack of thanks for the corrupt representation Mr. Huffman and Mr. Levine have given me as a citizen in Northern California.  My Congressman and my Assemblyman are under the thumb of Al Gore and his cronies.  These two sellouts represent what is the worst in America.   These two don’t blink they just want power whether or not it has high carbon footprint or not.  They want power whether it has associated solid waste with sulfur or not.  They just want to move up in their party apparatus and look for bigger jobs and more power.   Huffman wants to be a US Senator when either Feinstein or Boxer vacates their Senate seats.  Levine wants Huffman’s “job” of US Congressman.

I just want the rule of law and I want to see the people who brought the BLOOMDOGGLE and aided and abetted in the BLOOMDOGGLE face the justice we deserve.    Remember these are crimes against nature and humanity.  These are crimes of a Nuremberg level.

Last Thanksgiving, I had no clue Congressman Huffman would call me with his excuse of the CLECA defense in the BLOOMDOGGLE.  Last Thanksgiving, I had no clue that three brave souls at NBC Channel 3 would have the guts, smarts, and fortitude to do their report.  Last Thanksgiving, I did not know that Collin O’Mara the head of the Delaware DNREC and a secretary in Governor Markell’s cabinet would resign and hide in the wilderness.  Last Thanksgiving, I had no clue that I would get this much traction in exposing the BLOOMDOGGLE.  Who knows by next Thanksgiving Anderson Cooper and CNN may be keeping Al Gore, John Doerr, and Colin Powell really honest. 

Last thanksgiving I did know that KIOR with the war criminal Condi Rice and the thermodynamic joker Vinod Khosla would be bankrupt by this Thanksgiving.  They are!!!!

There is some talk that President Obama may nominate Colin Powell for Secretary of Defense, I do hope he in nominated so that a US Senator can ask him at his confirmation hearing what role he played in the BLOOMDOGGLE while a Board Member of Bloom Energy.    Remember when the onion is fully peeled the BLOOMDOGGLE is Solyndra times four.  No Chinese to blame at Bloom.  There are just greedy Canadians, New Zealanders, Germans, Swiss, Indians, and of course Americans. 

When the onion is fully peeled and Al Gore is stark naked we will all realize he is the least deserving of a Nobel Peace prize for his oratory and writing on greenhouse gasses.  Mr. Gore, actions speak far more loudly than words and your greedy actions for money through Bloom Energy have caused untold environmental harm and has cost taxpayers and ratepayers over a half billion dollars so far.  Mr. Huffman and Mr. Levine are well suited to be your BFFs.   BFF equals Bring Federal Funds!!!

The photo is of Assemblyman Levine with Al Gore at a book signing in San Rafael California.  The book like the two men is a joke.

Happy Thanksgiving to all  The Green Machine

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bloom Blinks Admits Carbon Emissions Are Higher

After the NBC Bay Area Investigates report, Bloom has now changed the data on their spec sheet for their fuel cells.  The carbon emissions have been increased from the bogus 773 pounds of CO2 per megawatt hour.  I checked my records in my email system and I first contacted Bloom on March 23, 2010 to tell them the 773 pounds was bogus.   They replied they were certain the 773 pounds was accurate.

Bloom continued to lie and greenwash about the 773 pounds until a few days ago when they mysteriously “corrected” their spec sheets.  Wow four year and 7 months before the NBC report was when they should have followed the laws of thermo and not BLOOMDOGGLED to gain over a half billion dollars of ratepayer and taxpayer funds illegally.

Talking of four score and seven years ago it had been 151 years since Honest Abe gave his address on November 19, 1863.

Now that Bloom has greenwashed for four year and seven months and scored over a half billion dollars of ill-gotten money from taxpayers and ratepayers it is time for environmental justice.   The Bloomdogglers are still hiding the solid waste with sulfur from any mention on their spec sheet.

I was asked if I feel vindicated by the NBC report and Bloom’s revisions to their spec sheet?   I said that I will feel that I accomplished something when all the money is returned to taxpayers and ratepayers and when the major shareholders, officers, and directors of Bloom and its subsidiaries face justice and are made to pay for their crimes against nature and humanity. 

I was then asked, how much time should they serve?  I said the laws of thermo have been around since the big bang some 13.8 billion years ago so I would give them all 13.8 billion years minus 4 years and seven months.  Thermo rules even if Gore, Doerr, and Powell wish otherwise.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

So What Is New And Green

The greenest thing I saw this week was a video of a 2008 Hummer H2 being sent through a scrap shredder.  One does not see too many Hummers on the road anymore.  They were a vestige of when the Terminator was the Governator.    The Hummer had a curb weight of 6614 pounds with the 6.2 liter engine.  The Governator had a thermodynamic IQ 6.2 below plankton.  He still believes that a fuel cell will make the Hummer H2 attain 100 MPG.

The second greenest thing I saw this week was inside EVs article on the new Mini that was shown at the 2014 LA Auto Show.   Cool car that is small and the Anti Hummer.

The car is a Super Legger  Ahhhh and was also shown in Paris.  What a beauty.

The least greenest thing I saw this week was the announcement by Matt Ross the chief marketing officer of Bloom Energy in the New Zealand Herald when talking of the Delaware Bloomdoggle.
“Ross said the Delaware site had been operational for more than two years and was half-way through a maintenance cycle requiring replacement of fuel stacks, leading to anticipated loss of performance.”

I emailed the NZ Herald reporter and told him that the Bloom coffins on average are far less old than two years.  The site only reached full capacity in January of 2014 and more than half of the coffins were less than 1.5 years old.  I did some math and the weight average age of the 30 mw of Bloom Coffins in Delaware is 9.2 months.

Mr. Ross who is the CMO of Bloomdoggle Inc. certainly knows how to compare oranges to apples and rocks.  In his fantasy world that he accused NBC of being hodge podge from different time periods he should learn that more than two years is not the gestation period of the humans who are being subjected to high carbon emissions and solid waste with sulfur from his coffins he so aptly “markets” with government handout and high level cronyism.   Actually Mr. Ross has a cushy job.  He has Kleiner Perkins, Al Gore, John Doerr, and Collin Powell doing all the heavy lifting to gain Bloom customers while taxpayers and ratepayers subsidize his selling price.   In his case the CMO stands for Cushy Misleading Orator.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bloom is Digging A Deep Hole in New Zealand

The Bloomdogglers have made news in New Zealand.  The NZ Herald (Matt Nippert) wrote the following article on the Bloomdoggle

Quoting from the article

Matt Ross, chief marketing officer for Bloom, said the NBC story was misleading. "Their report is a hodge podge from different time periods. They're comparing apples to oranges to rocks," Ross said.

Who is Matt Ross ?

Matt Ross is the chief marketing officer at Bloom that helps keep the Bloomdoggle going.  He is a guy who worked most of his life in an advertising agency.   He probably never studied thermo 101!  Yet he knows the difference between apples, oranges, and rocks.  Mr. Ross we are turning over each rock in the Bloomdoggle and finding corruption and graft hidden under them.  The apples are rotten.  The oranges have a sulfur hue.

Mr. Ross you contradicted Mr. Brockenborough and the NZ Herald article now has you on record as saying “Ross said the Delaware site had been operational for more than two years and was half-way through a maintenance cycle requiring replacement of fuel stacks, leading to anticipated loss of performance.”  Remember Mr. Brockenborough wrote under penalty of perjury that the maximum usage of natural gas would be 1.32 million BTU per hour per 200 kw server.  Mr. Brockenborough certainly did not disclose any “anticipated loss in performance” in his January 13, 2012 coastal zone act permit application. 

Mr. Ross you are about halfway through your green-washing cycle and you soon will be replaced.  Better still we may place you in the dryer when you are fully greenwashed and spin dried.  We don't need your marketing spin.  We need a full and unfettered investigation into you and your corrupt company!

Amazing how these Green Washers at Bloom continue to dig a deeper hole for themselves.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Carbon Tax of Non ICE Cars

Rob a star engineer asked me to calculate the imputed carbon tax to a consumer buying various cars.

As a base let’s assume the motorist wants safe, reliable, and affordable transportation.  The motorist can buy a 2015 Toyota Corolla for MSRP of $17,500 and it will get 32 MPG.  Let’s assume the car lasts 10 years and goes a distance of 150,000 miles.  At 22.5 pounds of CO2 well to wheels we have the motorist emitting 52.73 tons of CO2 over the ten years.

The motorist can upgrade to a Prius and achieve 50 MPG and only emit 33.75 tons of CO2 over the same distance in the same ten years.  This saves the planet approximately 19 tons of CO2 emissions.  The MSRP of the Prius is $24,200.  The added $6,700 paid divided by the 19 tons of CO2 means the motorist paid a carbon tax of $352.92 per ton of CO2 saved. 

This is a very simplified analysis as the battery pack on the Prius required some primary energy to fabricate the pack but for now let’s assume the carbon footprint to produce a Corolla is the same as a Prius.

Next the motorist could have bought a plug in Prius.  The MSRP is $29,900, this is $14,400 more than the base Corolla.  The MPG is 50 on gasoline and let’s assume that one quarter of the miles are driven on US Average Grid power with the grid emitting 0.55 tons per megawatt hour.  Doing some tedious math we get the same 150,000 miles driven over ten years the Plug in Prius will emit 32.53 tons of CO2.  The carbon tax for buying the plug in Prius versus the Corolla is $712.76 per ton of CO2 saved.

Next the motorist could have bought a Nissan Leaf.  With a MSRP of $30,585 this car is $13,085 more expensive than the Corolla.   Using US average grid emissions the Leaf will have 28.88 tons of CO2 emissions over the 150,000 miles.  For this purpose we will not add the CO2 emissions to fabricate the battery and therefore at a minimum the carbon tax to buy the leaf over the Corolla is $548.42 per ton of CO2.  As you and I as taxpayers gave the Leaf owner $7,500 to buy the wrong car we got taxed at $314.34 per short ton of CO2 emissions saved.

For comparison one can buy a US ton of carbon offsets in Europe for between $7 and $8 per ton of CO2.  None of these cars make any economic sense.  Go out and buy a Corolla.  It is a great car and probably will last long beyond 150,000 miles.  The Leaf will turn brown and may not be compostable after 10 years.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Simplicity – The BLOOMDOGGLE

Yesterday I posted just a picture to explain the election defeat of the Democrats.  I received several emails that said this was my best blog ever.  I get it - you all want simplicity.  So here is the simple version of the BLOOMDOGGLE in Delaware.

A corrupt state government plus an equally corrupt public electric utility want to tell folks that they are greening up the grid.  The utility does not want to pay anything for the greening so a new bogus tariff is imposed on ratepayers to “green” the grid.  The bogus tariff adds “only” several dollars per household per month that the greenwashers all think can easily be hidden.

A gangrene company from California with Al Gore, Collin Powell, and Kleiner Perkins involved arrive in Delaware probably with Vice President Biden’s help and claim they can green the grid. And the imposters are given the green monopoly in the state.

To expedite construction and connection of the power station to the grid the site chosen is unfortunately in a protected area in the coastal zone and a coastal zone act permit (CZAP) has to be issued.

There is a lot of dealing on the permit by Collin O’Mara the head of the Delaware agency (DNREC) who expedites the CZAP.  O’Mara hides tons a year of solid waste with sulfur that is hazardous.  O’Mara’s staff at DNREC limit air emissions of sulfur to a level that are unattainable by the Bloom Boxes.  Bloom in the CZAP application lies about the unit quantity of natural gas that will be used in generating the electricity.  NBC news recently showed that the boxes cannot meet the stated specification on natural gas usage.

The “small” monthly charge to individual rate payers to subsidize the Bloom Boxes quickly adds up and is now over $62 million and is increasing by over $100,000 a day.  The boxes are not as reliable as claimed.  The boxes are not as green as claimed.  And the boxes are not as affordable as claimed.  As this unfolds O’Mara quickly resigns and hides in the wilderness with other foxes in a job his cronies in Dover, DC and Silicon Valley find him as the CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.

A new Attorney General is elected in Delaware and he has been asked by the Green Machine and other honest citizens to investigate the BLOOMDOGGLE as soon as he takes office in January 2015, replacing Beau Biden the son of the US Vice President.  Beau Biden and his department of injustice in Deal Away have not lifted a finger on the investigation of the BLOOMDOGGLE for the past 18 months. 

This is the BLOOMDOGGLE in a nutshell.  This is the perfect storm of crony capitalism in the Green Teapot under the Dome of the State Capitol in Dover.  One can see from the picture above, there is a rather small dome on the Delaware Legislative Hall that does resemble a teapot.

For those not familiar with US History prior to Watergate the Teapot Dome Scandal was the biggest scandal ever in the country.