Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer is Almost Over



This is Labor Day weekend and soon there will be a chill in the air as the sun gets lower and the days get shorter.  Gasoline prices in the USA are lower this Labor Day than last year motorists get to drive a crazy amount this long weekend.  US CO2 emissions are increasing and Tesla sales in the US are down considerably from last year but their stock TSLA is at an all-time high.   So is the S&P 500 stock index at over 2,000.  Life on the surface looks wonderful with a booming stock market, lower gasoline prices, and good weather predicted for the weekend.

The PV power stations in the northern hemisphere will see declining output all the way through March of next year.  My friend’s station in the Bronx had a few better weeks of power generation with the sun high in the sky and now the solar modules will soon have the dirt and bird dropping covered with ice and snow and hardly generate electrons.  This is the unstoppable cycle.  John Kerry finally has admitted that ISIS is a cancerous crisis and his boss will halt playing golf to deal with the worldwide threat posed by these terrorists.   Of course playing golf is a summertime pastime hence the timing of the statement by Mr. Kerry on the Labor Day weekend.

Mr. Obama addressed the ISIS crisis as well as the Ukraine Pain at a press conference dressed in a lightweight tan suit.  He looked like he was going to a tea party in the Hamptons and was once again bewildered.  The Tan suit was a decoy to focus on, rather that his utter incompetence in foreign policy.

I think Mr. Obama should wear a Green suit as he wants to reduce CO2 emissions.  I found this interesting link where such a suit can be bought.

Quoting from the Product Details on the link:
“Wearing a greenman suit is an amazing experience that you won’t get anywhere else. First, it lets you stand out in a crowd. More importantly, wearing a greenman suit transforms you. When you put on the suit, and you feel like a superhero. Initially, it’s a little scary and awkward, but it forces you to break through your personal barriers and pretty soon, all of your inhibitions have vanished and you’re having a great time. Behind the mask, you are completely anonymous, and at the same time usually the center of attention. And not just because you are an eerily seductive ninja.”

Yes Mr. Obama your inhibitions of how to deal with Islamic Terrorists such as ISIS and Hamas need to vanish.  Of course if you wear the Greenman’s suit companies like A 123, Solyndra, Ener 1, Range Fuels, Cello and Condi’s Kior will thrive and make all the CO2 and bad news go away.   Wearing the Greenman’s suit on the Golf Course will also make you score like a pro and Fox News will not be able to see you to report on your goofing off during a crisis.


I plan on BBQing this weekend and taking a break from the bad news.  Yes I will be adding to carbon load in the atmosphere but the half gallon of propane I burn has a far lower carbon footprint than driving hundreds of miles and burning up tens of gallons of gasoline.  I think I will BBQ chicken as that seems to be what American foreign policy has become.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Another Not So Green or Good Week



The world endured a pretty awful week, with sad news coming from all parts of the globe.   The TV was filled with protests, war, drought, volcanos, and jihadists who hate a free world and a free press.  The protests in Furgerson Missouri had me thinking that folks become angry when they know they are not represented by the people in authority.   I empathize with this feeling as my US Congressman and my California Assemblyman have certainly ignored truth and have chosen to ignore my protests of the greatest greenwashing known on planet earth by their rich friends and patrons Al Gore, John Doerr, and Colin Powell.   The Bloomdoggle in energy is a continuing saga of crimes against nature and humanity and yet the plundering continues.
  
I guess CNN, Al Jazeera, Fox News, and the BBC won’t get high rating by showing Bloom Energy stealing several hundred million dollars under false pretense of being green.  I guess these networks will not get a single added viewer by showing that KIOR blew through over $600 million on hogwash they would make copious amounts of diesel from pine trees.  But images of war, rioting, and a crazy cop calling the President an Alien are left right and center on the news.

The President is not an Alien to the US he was born in Hawaii and this is fact.  But, he is an alien to honest energy policy and he certainly is alien to a coherent and strong foreign policy.  His DOJ is alien to the rule of the laws of thermodynamics and is remiss for not prosecuting former politicians for greenwashing and plundering the US as well as individual states and citizens for billions.   

If the poor folks in Furgerson knew just how much influence VCs like John Doerr and Vinod Khosla have over the president and where the big money goes - they too would be mad.  If they knew how much a dinner with the president cost at Vinod Khosla’s house - they would be mad.  If they knew that the poor in Mississippi are owed almost $70 million by Mr. Khosla’s company KIOR - they would be mad.   If they knew the poor in Delaware are forking over more than $2.5 million per month for the next twenty years to Mr. Doerr’s company Bloom - they would be mad.

Of course Anderson Cooper wants to keep a racist bigoted cop honest, but Mr. Cooper it is time to keep John Doerr, Vinod Khosla and yes the President of the United States honest.  Yes the very same President who talked pure nonsense in Cairo five years ago in his appeasement of religious zealots.  Yes Anderson it will take many hours of news reporting to present the people with the truth that went on behind the scenes to help Cello, Range, KIOR, Gevo, Amyris, LS9, Lightsail, Calera and other thermodynamic crap take billions of dollars of poor peoples’ money and give it to billionaires.   Of course these operatives do not make idiotic speeches at meetings where they claim to be Rambo and larger than life for the audience of idiots.   Wait, around the same time Obama made his idiotic speech in Cairo, Vinod Khosla did make a few idiotic speeches on green energy and how he was the guru of green.  Take a look at this clip on Earth Day 2009 at Google no less.  Soon I will blog of the greenwashing at Google who do no evil but simply lie about matters green.  ISIS and Hamas also claim to do no evil.


Here is Obama’s equally idiotic speech in 2009 in Cairo



Both Vinod and Barak are talking heads.  Talk is cheap but reality of dealing with evil and energy is expensive.

Monday, August 18, 2014

KIOR at 12 Cents a Share



Condi’s green company continues to get more gangrene.  The stock hit an all-time low of 12 cents a share.  Condi’s patron Vinod Khosla and his good friend Bill Gates just do not know how to treat a patient with gangrene.   Actual these two guys are totally clueless in all things that relate to thermo and energy.

They also have a geothermal company called AltaRock that caused earthquakes  

Bill Gates is more tied into Vinod than only the KIOR or AltaRock connection.   He invested in Khosla’s green fund as well

Bill’s algae-to-oil company Sapphire is Blue not Green and laid off fifty workers earlier this year and got a new CEO last month.

When Chu Chu ran the department of entropy they too were thinking Sapphires were green not blue.

Bill and Vinod know a lot about software and computers but the simply get an F in thermo.   Condi does not even know what day of the week it is and was last seen at Stanford playing the piano.   Haley Barbour in Mississippi is still trying to figure out what to do with the shiny steel facility in Columbus that KIOR is “safely” shutting down.   Haley the only part of the facility worth a cent is the chipper  that can mulch the rest of the worthless plant and send scrap to China.

It is time to refocus the department of energy on shale oil and gas and for the President to say he had terrible advice for Chu and Moniz and that Solyndra was just the tip of the green fiasco.   Gates and Khosla should simply go back to knitting binary numbers.  Condi should probably just play golf at Augusta where she can wear a green jacket. 

The Green Machine should get a medal of honor for pointing out all this nonsense years ago.  Congressman Huffman should finally meet with the Green Machine and listen to his constituent that has been begging for some representation.   But guess what the thermodynamic fake out will continue and Nancy Pelosi will still say the Qataris told her that Hamas is a welfare organization and that Al Jazeera lies less than Al Gore.   At least Al Gore has stopped saying that Al Jazeera is a news organization he is now saying they are a bunch of crooks and Ehab the CEO of Al Jazeera America pulled a fast right jab on him.


The Green Machine – “You can fuel some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fuel all of the people all of the time”

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A real green guy



My friend Ophir is an engineer and his job is to manage projects for installing solar cells on large roofs of commercial properties for projects that are typically greater than one megawatt.  He has a real green job.   Ophir lives in Napa County and commutes to his office near my home in Marin County.  This is an 80 miles a day round trip.  Previously he drove his pickup truck when he commuted but on taking this job he bought a CNG powered Honda Civic and commutes using natural gas as his fuel.

His Civic get 40 MPG equivalent and he commutes 20,000 miles a year.  His old pickup got 20 MPG at best.   He would have used 1,000 gallons a year of gasoline had he not switched vehicles, now he uses approximately 62,000 standard cubic feet of natural gas a year.   Performing all the tedious algebra he would have emitted 25,000 pounds a year of CO2 in his truck and now emits only 9,500 pounds a year of CO2.  Of course he could have bought a gasoline powered Honda Civic and halved his CO2 foot print to 12,500 pounds a year.

Ophir also enjoys dollar savings by using CNG not gasoline.   His cost to fill up averages $2.40 a gallon equivalent.  He pays PG&E $2.20 per gallon equivalent at the PG&E yards where he can fill up during business hours and he pays Clean Energy $2.80 per gallon to fill up at their sites that are open for business far more frequently than the PG&E yard.  His bill for fuel in his car is now $1,200 a year versus $4,000 had he kept the pickup truck.  The fuel savings pay for his new car.

Ophir is a mechanical engineer and also a licensed contractor.  He is now investigating installing a natural gas compressor at his home.  PG&E has a special rate for homeowners who install home compression for fueling vehicles and the cost saving on his natural gas compared to buying the compressed gas at Clean Energy may well pay for his compressor as he will install the system himself.


His Honda Civic has a compressed gas tank that is set to operate at 3,500 psi.   Pretty high pressure!!   He told me he fills up once in a while in Berkeley California where the station actually compresses gas to over 3,900 psi.   Yeah those folks in Berzerkeley always had high blood pressure while protesting and causing mayhem.  The compression to 3,900 psi versus the rated 3,500 psi gives the car an extra 10% of range but I am not sure I would like to drive with an overfilled tank.  I am not sure I would feel too good with 3,500 psi behind my butt but the CO2 savings solar savings make Ophir feel comfortable.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Who Is The Bigger Liar Al Gore or Al Jazeera



Looks like the two Big Als are fighting

 http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/08/al-gore-sues-al-jazeera-for-fraud-194016.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-15/al-gore-sues-al-jazeera-over-500-million-current-tv-deal.html

Yeah Al Share The Word

UPDATE

I kind of remembered that Senator Di Fi's hubby Richard Blum was on the board of the company Al Gore sold to Al Jazeera I wounder if he will become involved in the latest suit.   Of course he will there is money to be made in the suit.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/al-gore-sued-current-sale-al-jazeera_n_2827366.html


I wonder how one says hanging chad in Arabic?  Kling Ons may well be the word !

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BBC Says Israel Causes Global Warming




Dateline London August 14, 2014

The BBC has agreed with the UN GWBI panel that Israel is responsible for 95% of global warming and Qatar only caused a minor amount of the rise in sea levels that are being reported in Dover a town on the French Channel.

The UN GWBI is a special panel headed by former Prime Minister Tony Blair an adviser to Vinod Khosla in Silicon Valley.  GWBI is short for Global Warming - Blame Israel and had nothing to do with George W Bush Iraq.

To substantiate their position the UN GWBI panel said the Jewish State emitted 53 metric tons of CO2 per capita for the year 2009, while Qatar only emitted 44 metric tons of CO2 per capita for the very same year.

I did some checking and found that wiki does list carbon emissions per capita


I did see that Israel did emit 5.3 metric tons of CO2 per person and was wedged between Switzerland and Sweden in their crimes against nature.   No doubt some “honest and fair” reporter for the Biased Broadcasting Corporation reporting from a tunnel and looking through the slit in a burka managed to multiply Israeli crimes by a factor of ten to make it look worse than the owners of Al Jazeera.    The reporter also failed to tell listeners that the United Kingdom a country that perpetrated crimes against humanity in the Boer War, the Opium War and the fire-bombing of Dresden emitted 8.5 metric tons of CO2 per capita in 2009.

The Board of the BBC said they will investigate the bias in their reporting but in essence they simply were using data provided by UN GWBI and that Tony Blair was a “reliable source” on rising sea levels and the underlying causes for this threat to mankind.   Supporters of Israel pointed out that 12 million Jews on Planet Earth while accounting for a significant fraction of Nobel Prizes did not disproportionately cause global warming and that again the biased media and that BBC and the UN GWBI have no right to accuse Israel of being disproportionate.   Al Jazeera the Qatari owned humanitarian news organization that told Nancy Pelosi that Hamas are environmentalists who care for the earth had this idiotic piece by Toby Cadman about proportionalism.  Toby is a Brit who still believes the Boer War was justified while defending the UK in ongoing investigations at the Hague


Perhaps Al Jazeera should report on Qatari crimes against nature by having an opinion on per capita CO2 emissions. 


P.S.  I made up the part of the slipped decimal point, it was used to illustrate Bias and Anti Semitism.   Al Sharpton, Al Jazeera, and Desmond Tutu have yet to utter a word on the Rabbi who was murdered on his way to temple on the Sabbath carrying only a bag for his prayer shawl.    Maybe the murderers were members of PETA and the bag was made of the fur of Non-Jews.   PETA stands for Please Eradicate Tel Aviv and is headquartered in London.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams Superman



Of course Robin Williams has nothing to do with thermo, but he lived in my town and he was the greatest comedic mind of the past 20 years.   Sadly he died yesterday in my little town of Tiburon and the world is focusing in tribute to this amazing man.  Robin attended the local high school and added massively to the humor and knowledge in the world.  He simply was a genius and a mensch of a person.  I doubt he read my pieces in our local paper the Tiburon Ark and I doubt he ever heard of the Green Machine.

I did a google search to see if Robin ever joked about energy using the words Robin Williams Joke Energy and got 33 million links.   The links talk to the endless energy that Robin Williams had.  One link discussed Meryl Streep saying that Robin had “unstoppable energy”


Robin did look a bit like Bono and told a joke about Bono clapping his hands


I once joked in a blog that Bono told Al Gore that even Bono did not believe Al Gore anymore.   I do not know if Robin believed Al Gore although he did help Clinton and Gore raise money when Clinton was president.  I voted for Clinton twice so I do not hold that against Robin.  Note unlike most democrats I did not vote twice for Clinton in the same election.

Had Robin studied thermo he would have mastered it beautifully.  His mind was as sharp as a bell.  Had I tried to become a comedian I would have failed miserably.  It is very hard to say who the funniest man in Tiburon is now as we lost our funniest man ever.   Sadly that role of funniest man in Tiburon could be mine now.  Robin you made me laugh over and over and now that you are up there please tell God a joke.


I still have to convince those on earth like Al Gore that Doubt Fire that there is no fuel like an old fuel and fossil fuels are bloody old  and that you can fuel some of the people some of the time but you cannot fuel all of the people all of the time.  Robin your job is done and you certainly added in large measure to mending the world.  Have fun with your college buddy and good friend Christopher Reeves, he played Superman you were Superman.  The photo is of a sunset over the San Francisco Bay taken from Tiburon that I took last summer.  Each time I will look to the west over the bay I will think of how Robin lit up my life. - The Green Machine Tiburon CA.