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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:23 PM

Rick Perry: The world can either commit to fossil fuels or go back to the mid-1800s

To the Trump administration, the world is facing two choices when it comes to the future of energy: more coal and fossil fuels, or a return to the 1800s, when people lit their homes with lanterns and got around via horse and buggy.

At the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, reporter Lisa Friedman asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry about certain countries’ plans to stop using coal. Mocking the decision, Perry responded, “I think it’s a fool’s errand to stand up and say ‘by 2030 we’re going to be done with fossil fuels’ … and what? Go back to living like we were living in the mid-1800s?”

Perry seemed to ignore the fact that he runs a department that oversees many of the federal government’s renewable energy programs. Experts in Perry’s own department have made clear that, not only are coal and nuclear uneconomical, but renewable energy keeps getting cheaper and more reliable.

https://thinkprogress.org/perry-fossil-fuels-or-1800s-9d28416bdedc/


Let me preference this by saying that this asshole is a IDIOT, and needs to go back under a fucking rock, because once he is out of office, he is going to write a book.....................and other IDIOTS are going to buy it, hell he might even go on PragerU and become a spokesperson to spew his shit..................


November 2018 cannot get here fast enough





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Reply Rick Perry: The world can either commit to fossil fuels or go back to the mid-1800s (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 2018 OP
YessirAtsaFact Mar 2018 #1
Control-Z Mar 2018 #6
YessirAtsaFact Mar 2018 #14
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #2
ProudMNDemocrat Mar 2018 #3
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #7
utopian Mar 2018 #4
Iliyah Mar 2018 #5
TexasTowelie Mar 2018 #8
exboyfil Mar 2018 #9
Historic NY Mar 2018 #10
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2018 #11
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #12
zipplewrath Mar 2018 #13
JDC Mar 2018 #15
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2018 #16

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:25 PM

1. Another lying caveman from the right

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:32 PM

6. I think Perry might be the exception when it comes to lying

about renewable energy. He is just too stupid to understand the concept. I think he really believes what he is saying here.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:56 PM

14. Sad and scary if so

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:27 PM

2. Rick Perry does not have a high enough IQ to be responsible for 7 nighttime employees at a fast

food restaurant.

Literally, he is not.

and yet ...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:31 PM

3. I have seen thousands of windmills..................



in the heart of Oil country here in Texas. Rick Perry is off his rocker.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:33 PM

7. Yeah...and I believe Perry supported wind energy

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:32 PM

4. Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick!

Yeah, Rick, cause no one was burning coal in the 19th century. Whatta Feckin' Idjit!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:32 PM

5. Oh gawd, give me strenght.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:33 PM

8. Texas no longer declares this idiot as a resident.

That's bad news for everybody else.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:36 PM

9. The best indication of a an advanced

technological civilization would be the presence of Dyson swarms (spheres). You know giant solar collectors in orbit around the sun.

We are doomed as a civilization.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:36 PM

10. What a fucking moron..................

just what does he think people were using in the mid 1850's in some cases even earlier.

Coal
charcoal
Kerosene distillates
Natural Gas from various distillation process's


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:43 PM

11. Smart Glasses still aren't working, Rick?

Better get a refund, pronto.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:50 PM

12. I bet Perry can't chew gum

 

and walk at the same time.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:53 PM

13. He's right

Of course he has no idea what he's talking about, but he's roughly right.

We're a long way from having no fossil fuels being used for aircraft. Probably true of cargo shipping as well. Elon Musk will probably keep using some extract of fossil fuels for his rockets. Of course ALL THE OTHER uses could go away very quickly over the next 30 years. Which of course is the VAST majority of its use. And that's basically petroleum. Coal is dying so fast no one can keep up. I'm trying to guess when the gasoline will become a problem of availability. I can remember when we hit the tipping point for "leaded" gas. It's not that there WEREN'T any cars that needed it. It was that their were so few that the places selling it became few and far between, and then those cars became VERY unpopular. Still some around today. I still think they sell octane booster for them.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 04:07 PM

15. A Box of Rocks.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 05:59 PM

16. Meanwhile, UK carbon emissions have dropped to 1890 levels

https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-uk-carbon-emissions-in-2017-fell-to-levels-last-seen-in-1890

and that's for the country as a whole (I'm not sure if it includes Ireland or not). On a per capita basis, we're roughly down to the 1860 level at the start of the graph, since the UK population then was about half what it is now: http://www.tacitus.nu/historical-atlas/population/british.htm

This is because coal use has plummeted, and all coal power station use due to end by 2025. We still use a lot of gas, for electrical generation and heating, and oil for transport, but emissions really can go down, and Perry really is talking shit when he says coal must come back.

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