I once opined that KR Shridhar the CEO of Bloom Energy “reminds me of a snake charmer. He makes a gangrene sulfur filled poisonous cobra pretend to be a smooth green snake that is harmless.”
Of course I was referring to his company hiding the hazardous solid waste while pretending to sell affordable, better, greener, and cleaner electrons.
In the blog I then linked the following you tube
We all know that Bloom sells dirty electrons with massive ratepayer and taxpayer subsidy. My estimate of this subsidy is approximately $1.2 billion. My estimate of the dirtiness is a million pounds a year of hazmat. The California EPA and the US EPA are investigating the waste. Operatives of the military industrial complex, like Mike Bloomberg, Di Fi, and others appear in the video with Shridhar in selling the fake green energy story. They are all Blooming Bloomdogglers.
The question is, do I still think KR Shridhar is like a snake charmer? I did some investigation into snake charmers. Wiki has an interesting link on snake charmers.
I really was taken by this paragraph that I quote from the Wiki link.
“The early 20th century proved something of a golden age for snake charmers. Governments promoted the practice to draw tourism, and snake charmers were often sent overseas to perform at cultural festivals and for private patrons. In addition, the charmers provided a valuable source of snake venom for creating antivenins.”
The early 21st century has proved to be something of a golden age for thermodynamic fakers and greenwashers in the green energy space. Bloom is one of a dozen companies that Kleiner Perkins (Gore, Doerr, Shridhar and Powell) , Khosla Ventures, and other promotors festered upon us. Governments, particularly the US and several states like Delaware, California, Connecticut, and New York promoted the practice of greenwashing to enrich cronies and drew billions of taxpayer, ratepayer, and small investor dollars in BS schemes to save the world from carbon emissions. Sadly in the early 21st century, the BS the greenwashers hyped provided nothing valuable, but just toxic waste that stinks and no antivenins.
I do not think KR Shridhar qualifies or is honorable enough to be a snake charmer. The right comparison is that KR Shridhar invented, hyped, and is running the largest gangrene ecofraud ever. He has the title of Chief Bloomdoggler in a gangrene company that is Solyndra times four and Flint on steroids. The sulfur waste metaphor in my blog that referred to snake charming is far too soft and kind. I should have simply called KR Shridhar the Joe Isuzu of green energy.
I once did blog about Bloomerangs and how the sulfur waste came back to bite Bloom in the ass. Boy has it ever bitten Bloom and their customers like Apple, AT&T, IKEA, Coca Cola, EBay, Home Depot, Genentech, Walmart, and others in the ass.
Joe Isuzu hyped the 1988 Impulse with Lotus handling. Sridhar hyped his 2010 fuel cell with better electrons. Better electrons than coal maybe. Maybe not. Some things never change from century to century, especially the laws of thermodynamics. Yes Thermodynamics Trumps Everything. Donald Trump would never have funded the Bloomdoggle as unlike Oh Bummer he does not need Doerr and Khosla to build his billion dollar library. President Trump is an expert at building things.