Did You Know...

   

Obama Offers Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Share
By Doug Powers  •  February 24, 2012 01:35 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Yesterday we talked a little bit about President Obama’s energy speech from a “drilling for more oil is not a strategy that will solve our energy challenge” perspective, but we didn’t much cover Obama’s plans for an alternate source that would replace fossil fuels and effectively address that energy challenge.

In that same speech yesterday, Obama provided a glimpse into one possible “green” energy future: algae:

“We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance — algae,” the president said at a campaign stop in Florida. “You’ve got a bunch of algae out here, right? If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we’ll be doing all right.”

Obama said the nation could replace up to 17 percent of the oil it imports for transportation with “this fuel that we can grow right here in the United States. And that means greater energy security. That means lower costs. It means more jobs. It means a stronger economy.”

So don’t fret gas prices America — the solution to your energy woes could be as close as that neglected aquarium in your dentist’s office. It’ll make a great charging station.

In 2010, the Feds doled out millions of dollars in grants to turn algae into fuel. We’ll know algae is ready for commercial use as fuel when the government starts taxing it until it’s more expensive than gasoline.

Just in case this algae thing ever comes anywhere near reaching critical mass, Daryl Hannah has already set up camp outside the White House to put a stop to it:

null

As another alternative, the Department of Energy has plans to harvest euphausiids for conversion into fuel in an initiative entitled “Krill, Baby, Krill.”

Wild prediction: Before the election, the administration will announce an investment of billions of taxpayer dollars to build a car called the Chevy Plankton.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Tale of 2 tribes: “Climate refugees” vs. EPA victims

May 4, 2016 07:01 AM by Michelle Malkin

Hillary Clinton sorry if any coal workers believed what she said about putting them out of business

May 3, 2016 12:44 PM by Doug Powers

hillarycoal

“Clarification,” Clinton-style!

Perfect: John Kerry opposes offshore tax havens the same way he leads by example on climate change

April 26, 2016 09:21 AM by Doug Powers

kerry9

Do as he says, not as he does!

Eco-warriors Barack & Michelle Obama make sure Earth Day smells as much like jet exhaust as possible

April 22, 2016 05:09 AM by Doug Powers

jet_exhaust

Separate international flights we can believe in!

Enjoying the weather? It’s because climate change is ABOUT TO KILL US!

April 21, 2016 05:43 PM by Doug Powers

globalwarming

Now even the nice days are BAD news


Categories: Enviro-nitwits, global warming, Media

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook