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Greener than “green”
By Deroy Murdock
Williamsport, PA — A constant, mild hiss.Europe’s Green Suicide
By Guest Column
The European chemicals industry will be wiped out in a decade, with the loss of 6m jobs, unless politicians wake up to its chronic lack of competitiveness, the man at the centre of last year’s Grangemouth dispute has declared. Jim Ratcliffe, the majority owner of chemicals giant Ineos, has written to Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, warning that the chemicals industry is heading for the same fate as the textiles sector. He says a toxic cocktail of high energy costs – inflated by green taxes – feedstock prices in “another league” to those in America and the Middle East and uncompetitive labour are leading to the rapid closure of Europe’s chemical plants.—Alistair Osborne, The Daily Telegraph, 7 March 2014Lying for the Good of Society
By Bob Shoup
Dr Stephen Schneider, a well known climatologist at Stanford University, stated in a 1988 interview with Discover Magazine:The President’s 2015 Budget: A Masterpiece of Energy Wastefulness
By Institute for Energy Research
President Obama just released his fiscal 2015 budget(i) that spends lavishly on his pet projects including his epically-misnamed “all of the above” energy program. But, instead of keeping miners in their coal jobs that historically supplied the nation with most of its electricity, he is putting his dollars on ‘clean coal and natural gas’; instead of opening more federal lands to oil and gas drilling, he is taking away standard tax deductions as applied to the oil industry and providing subsidies to inefficient technologies that supply just 2 percent of the nation’s energy. In other words, he just continues to propose that taxpayers throw even more good money after bad, in fulfillment of his campaign promise from 2008 to make “electricity prices necessarily skyrocket.” Let’s take a closer look at the President’s energy wish list.
Cecil B. DeMille’s “epic” Samson and Delilah doesn’t bring the Blu-ray house down
By Jim Bray
When one thinks of classic epic biblical movies, titles such as “The Ten Commandments” and “Ben-Hur” come to mind immediately. But Cecil B. DeMille had a couple of such flicks under his belt before his 1956 “Commandments” magnum opus, including the new to BD “Samson and Delilah.”Synthetic spider silk strong enough for a superhero
By American Chemical Society
Spider silk of fantastical, superhero strength is finally speeding toward commercial reality — at least a synthetic version of it is. The material, which is five times stronger than steel, could be used in products from bulletproof vests to medical implants, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.