If you missed it, you didn't miss much. The New York Times just ran a story praising the United Nations Paris Climate Control deal. It quoted businessmen who could potentially make millions and billions praising the virtues of higher cost energy. Others, such as BP praised the deal because their Wall Street pr want a positive spin so as not to adversely affect the stock price. Naturally, Michael Skelly at Clean Line Energy Partners llc was quoted with other speculation companies.
|The Energy Industry's Least Interesting Man|
Michael Skelly, president of Clean Line Energy Partners, a Houston-based company that develops long-haul transmission lines for renewable energy, saw the accord as a pivot point for a changing industry.He pointed to the investments that the United States made during the last century in its power grid and hydroelectric power. “Both have provided low-cost electricity in the ensuing decades,” he said. “In 2050, we will look back at the investments prompted by the Paris accords and see exactly the same phenomena.”
Or, perhaps in 2050 we will look at creating a new energy grid for the sake of wind energy as a real dumb idea. Seriously, it is a bit of a stretch to call Clean Line Energy Partners llc a company that "develops long-haul transmission lines". At best CLEP is a company that desires to develop transmission easements for other utility companies to buy.
While discussing this with others, one comment was;
"Oh good God. Just when I was trying to swallow my morning coffee. Note that he says power grid in the LAST century. That's where his project belongs. In 2050 we're going to be looking at obsolete, wasteful, destructive, useless white elephant long distance extension cords saying how stupid, stupid, stupid they were."
Well, of course the corporations that stand to make money on a 100% of the Administration's agenda will give Secretary of State Kerry a full blessing as a glowing agenda. They don't care about "climate change" or "climate control" near as much as making money off it.
Maybe I just have a hard time accepting the altruistic virtues of "Climate Socialization" from the people who will not be sacrificing but will be profiting.
Maybe we should start calling it what it is. We've had Global Cooling, then Global Warming, Climate Change and now Climate Control. It's government bureaucrats attempting to tell the weather how it should act. It's climate socialization, there has to be winners and losers in any public-private programs.
Yeah, this is a bit of a rant but the New York Times interviews companies who are lobbying the government for restrictive energy policies and the paper has the audacity to report they support the Administration. Well duh! Clean Line didn't send Hans Detweiler to Washington to make environmental converts. He's lobbying for the company to make money. That makes me wonder just how much of his lobbying efforts is at the Executive Branch and not the Legislative Branch. How much time is spent lobbying the EPA or the Department of Energy rather than Senators and Congressmen?
|Cheesy or Industry Leaders? Titans of the Do-Over|
If the EPA, State Department, or Department of Energy is creating energy legislation without consulting Congress,then who do lobbyist really work over.
Bottom line is high priced energy from government's restrictive policies profit a few but many many more suffer from the poverty it creates.