Sunday, June 16, 2013
What does all this have to do with the FEMA camps that have erected all over the country or Obama's shift to focus on "homegrown terrorism" as stated in his National Security speech a couple of weeks back?
How do natural disasters affect banks? With over $220 trillion dollars in derivatives on the books of the big four banks in the US, just one bad bet could mean the end of FDIC and with the Cyrpus style bail-in legal framework in place in the Dodd Frank Act, we could all see our savings evaporate. What kind of civil unrest would that cause?
See this article:
In March, 's science advisers sent him a list of recommendations on climate change. No. 1 on the list: "Focus on national preparedness for climate change."
Now read this article:
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
It would seem that decentralized solar power at the individual building or small community grid level would be a lot less risky than any grander scale power supply, whether it be fossil fuel based or nuclear.
Decentralized utilities have another advantage - they decentralize power and wealth generated from the capitalistic activities. This will promote entrepreneurship and redistribute the wealth from the Fortune 400 to the less fortunate 150,000,000 American Middle Class that have suffered throughout the last 20 years.
This will also improve the US Govt budget deficit problem by pulling wealth away from the Fortune 400 wealthiest individuals ho pay an average of 16% taxes back to the middle class who pay an average of 25% taxes. Not aht that's fair at all either.
Japan's Quake to Shake the Solar Market?
Read more at www.renewableenergyworld.com
As Japan grapples with the likelihood of a nuclear power disaster as a result of the huge earthquake and tsunami, investors are betting on solar as a more benign form of alternative energy. While solar stocks are going up and up, the impact of Japan's crisis may not be so sunny for the solar market in the coming year.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
If we reduce the oil subsidies, Big Oil will pass on the additional cost to us in the form of higher prices. True.
So is the a tax or policy mechanism to protect us from this?
If we gave clean energy half the subsidies we give big oil, we might become less dependant on foreign oil or even less willing to drill in challenging places like the gulf.