Sadly the Green Machine has to report that science is now almost fully abandoned in this country. Jeb’s brother DumbbellU with the help of his two secretaries of energy (Abraham and Bodman) started the trend of favoring cronies over science in the money the department of entropy gave out for low carbon fuels. Oh Bummer with the help of Chu and Moniz have totally decimated the last semblance of science as a basis for energy policy in favor of funding companies started by Kleiner Perkins and Vinod Khosla.
My latest rant is about Cellulosic Ethanol. DumbbellU loved to tout this junk in the state of the disunion speeches. Taxpayers were promised 3 billion gallons of the firewater from stalks for the year 2015. So far in ten months year to date through October 31 we got 1,875,985 gallons. Fake scientists like Dan Kammen and Paul Bryan at Berkeley sure owe us an apology for the nonsense they promoted at the end of DumbbellU’s reign and the Oh Bummer irrational exuberance for gangrene crap technology in his first couple of years running Ohbummerland.
Khosla brought us many failures such as Cello, Range, Kior, LS9, Gevo, and Amyris but large companies also got in the act of fake science to extract mucho dinero of our money. POET-DSM a JV of POET of South Dakota and DSM of Europe has been in start-up mode for the last 14 months at their Emmetsburg Iowa cellulosic ethanol facility. This project received $120 MILLION of taxpayer money. We received almost zero gallons of the fire water in the 14 months since the plant was opened with fanfare.
I have asked the Head of PR at POET to make the CEO of POET available for an interview for my movie Celsius 1960 – Fake Science and Bloomdoggles. Sadly my old university Iowa State played a similar role to Berkeley and Stanford in promoting spurious projects that had no thermodynamic basis for existence. Berkeley was owned by BP, Stanford by Exxon Mobil, and Iowa State by Conoco Phillips. These three oil companies funded research by fake scientists like Kammen at Berkeley in the pretense of being green. Real science was ignored. Talking of Thermodynamic fools, yesterday I saw Thomas Friedman on CNN pontificating on ISIS. Tommy is the thermodynamic neophyte who believed CODA and Project Better Place would dominate the auto industry. I bet Tommy told Oh Bummer how to deal with the minor setbacks we are experiencing in the WAR ON Terror.
In Hebrew the word Emmet means truth. It is time for POET DSM in Emmetsburg Iowa to tell us the truth what is happening in the ethanol plant that is yielding Bupkis. We paid $120 MILLION towards that plant. Oh Bummer and DumbbellU would not know thermodynamic truth even if we reeducated them for several years. My congressman Huffman and Al Gore are simply incapable of uttering a single word of Emmet. It is high time for Emmet in Emmetsburg Iowa.