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Bill Gates raises over $1 billion for clean energy

 

Bill Gates's nonprofit group Breakthrough Energy announced Monday that it has raised more than $1 billion from seven major companies, including ArcelorMittal and General Motors, to fund clean energy development. Early participants in the initiative, dubbed "Catalyst," also include American Airlines, Bank of America, BlackRock, Boston Consulting Group and Microsoft. The amount raised so far tops $1 billion and has been given in the form of grants, shares and commitments to acquire the technologies developed, a spokesman for the organization told AFP.

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2 minutes ago, benson13 said:

Bill Gates raises over $1 billion for clean energy

 

Bill Gates's nonprofit group Breakthrough Energy announced Monday that it has raised more than $1 billion from seven major companies, including ArcelorMittal and General Motors, to fund clean energy development. Early participants in the initiative, dubbed "Catalyst," also include American Airlines, Bank of America, BlackRock, Boston Consulting Group and Microsoft. The amount raised so far tops $1 billion and has been given in the form of grants, shares and commitments to acquire the technologies developed, a spokesman for the organization told AFP.

Let us know when they have a green plan to dispose of the wind mill blades 

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"Overall, though, the Gates have given a total of $45.5 billion through their foundation and other family foundations, dating back to 1994, the Chronicle of Philanthropy notes. And Gates created The Giving Pledge with billionaire buddy Warren Buffett, which invites billionaires to commit to giving away the majority of their money to charity.
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3 minutes ago, benson13 said:

"Overall, though, the Gates have given a total of $45.5 billion through their foundation and other family foundations, dating back to 1994, the Chronicle of Philanthropy notes. And Gates created The Giving Pledge with billionaire buddy Warren Buffett, which invites billionaires to commit to giving away the majority of their money to charity.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/0...

 

 

 

Nobody is against clean energy. Just dont let the government mandate and tax. Private business will do a far better job and cheaper. The gov will fuck it up on both accounts.

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4 minutes ago, CrookedHillary said:

Nobody is against clean energy. Just dont let the government mandate and tax. Private business will do a far better job and cheaper. The gov will fuck it up on both accounts.

@benson13 lives in an alternate reality. 

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8 minutes ago, CrookedHillary said:

Nobody is against clean energy. Just dont let the government mandate and tax. Private business will do a far better job and cheaper. The gov will fuck it up on both accounts.

 

 

the same old shit the gop has been telling you for decades

 

"The republicans say they hate government spending, except when they love it. For them, political morality is relative — decry federal largesse loudly, but when it serves your own political needs, hug it quietly ... and tightly.

 

Jim Hightower

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1 minute ago, benson13 said:

 

 

the same old shit the gop has been telling you for decades

 

"The republicans say they hate government spending, except when they love it. For them, political morality is relative — decry federal largesse loudly, but when it serves your own political needs, hug it quietly ... and tightly.

 

Jim Hightower

You ok? Show us on the doll where they touched you🏃

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30 minutes ago, benson13 said:

Bill Gates raises over $1 billion for clean energy

 

Bill Gates's nonprofit group Breakthrough Energy announced Monday that it has raised more than $1 billion from seven major companies, including ArcelorMittal and General Motors, to fund clean energy development. Early participants in the initiative, dubbed "Catalyst," also include American Airlines, Bank of America, BlackRock, Boston Consulting Group and Microsoft. The amount raised so far tops $1 billion and has been given in the form of grants, shares and commitments to acquire the technologies developed, a spokesman for the organization told AFP.

Why would that piss anyone off Benny?

 

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Hey beanie, did you hear what GM said to do if you own one of these CHEVY BOLTS????

 

DON'T PARK IT WITHIN 50 FEET OF ANYTHING YOU CARE ABOUT!!!!

Seems that they are BURSTING INTO SPONTANEOUS FLAMES FOR NO REASON!!!!!

Oh, and what is causing it???

 

THAT "CLEAN Alternative energy" BATTERY!!!!

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  1. Jun 06, 2018 · Of course Republicans love Big Government! Conservative Republican red states are, and have been for a very long time, by far the BIGGEST MOOCHERS and WELFARE QUEENS in the country! That’s right!

  2. Feb 19, 2002 · Contrary to popular myth, every Republican president since and including Herbert Hoover has increased the federal government's size, scope, or power--and usually all three. Over the

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42 minutes ago, benson13 said:

Bill Gates raises over $1 billion for clean energy

 

Bill Gates's nonprofit group Breakthrough Energy announced Monday that it has raised more than $1 billion from seven major companies, including ArcelorMittal and General Motors, to fund clean energy development. Early participants in the initiative, dubbed "Catalyst," also include American Airlines, Bank of America, BlackRock, Boston Consulting Group and Microsoft. The amount raised so far tops $1 billion and has been given in the form of grants, shares and commitments to acquire the technologies developed, a spokesman for the organization told AFP.

That's where you are wrong.  If someone came up witha "viable green power source, I'd be all over it.

Battey power?  gotta have electricity to recharge.

Wind power?  it's about as ugly as it gets and not very dependable.

Nuclear?  Human in-competencies playing with big fire.

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If someone came up witha "viable green power source, I'd be all over it "

 

 

Lets go with the gop & cut R/D for Green Energy

 

"trump digs coal"

 

Name 1 thing the gop has done to move forward with Alt Energy

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  1. Solyndra*: Received $535 million DOE loan and $25.1 million in California tax credit. Bankrupt: September 2011
  2. Abound Solar*: Received part of a $60 million grant under the Bush administration, and was awarded a $400 million loan under Obama in December of 2010. Abound was awarded a $9.2-million loan from the Export-Import Bank in July 2011. Bankrupt: June 2012
  3. Beacon Power*: Received more than $25 million in DOE grants and a DOE loan for $43 million. Bankrupt: October 2011 
  4. A123 Systems*: Received $390 million, of which $249 million of it was a Recovery Act Grant. Filed for Bankruptcy October 16, 2012, and two companies are seeking to buy A123; Johnson Controls and the Chinese firm Wanxiang Group
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  1. AES Eastern Energy/Energy Storage*: Received $17.1 million DOE conditional commitment on August 2, 2010. Bankrupt: December 31, 2011.
  2. Amonix*: Received $6 million in federal tax credits a $15.6 million grant from the DOE for research and development. Bankrupt: July 18, 2012 
  3. Azure Dynamics*: Received millions in stimulus funds and over $1.7 million in Michigan state tax credits. Bankrupt: March 27, 2012
  4. Babcock & Brown: Received $178 million in the largest federal (1603) stimulus wind grant in December 2009. Placed into voluntary liquidation: March 13, 2009
  5. Energy Conversion Devices Inc./Uni-Solar: Received a $13.3 million Stimulus tax credit. Bankrupt: February 2011.
  6. Ener1*: Received a $118.5 million DOE Stimulus grant. Bankrupt: January 26, 2011.
  7. Evergreen Solar, Inc.*: Received Stimulus funds, grants, tax-credits, low-interest loans and subsidies. Bankrupt: August 15, 2011 
  8. Konarka Technologies Inc.: Received $20 million in grants from government agencies such as the DOE and the Pentagon. Bankrupt: June 4, 2012.
  9. ADDITION Range Fuels*: Range Fuels: $162.25 million in government commitments since 2007, of which $64 million came from a USDA Biofuel loan in 2010 alone, despite financial and technical difficulties, and opposition inside the USDA. 
  10. Raser Technologies: Received $33 million Treasury Department Stimulus grant. Bankrupt: May 2, 2011. 
  11. SpectraWatt*: Received $500,000 grant from the Renewable Energy Lab via the Stimulus. Bankrupt: August 23, 2011
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  1. SpectraWatt*: Received $500,000 grant from the Renewable Energy Lab via the Stimulus. Bankrupt: August 23, 2011
  2. Stirling Energy Systems: Received $7 million from a federal renewable-energy grant and was eligible for nearly $10.5 million in manufacturing September 28, 2011
  3. Thompson River Power LLC: Received $6.5 million in Stimulus funds from Section 1603. Bankrupt: July 2, 2012.
  4. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million); in our unconfirmed list
  5. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million);
    in our unconfirmed list
  6. Nordic Windpower* ($16 million)
  7. Satcon ($3 million) As reported by the Heritage Foundation October 18, 2012, "A solar company that got a multi-million-dollar grant from the Department of Energy earlier this year announced Wednesday that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, making it the second taxpayer-backed green energy company to file for bankruptcy this week." 
  8.  Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981) in our unconfirmed bankrupt list 
  9. ADDITION, October 23, 2012: Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co.: Received $480,000 through the Section 48C Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit Program. During Obama’s visit to Cardinal Fastener, he took a "green Recovery Act victory lap," and touted it as means for "Made-In-America Jobs" for Ohio. Yet, just two weeks after the Obama visit, Cardinal laid off 12 percent of its staff, and in June 2011, Cardinal Fastener filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Lastly, in January 2012, Cardinal Fastener was acquired by Germany’s Wurth Group for just $3.9 Million.
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  • U.S. Tax Subsidies to The Fossil Fuel Industry
  • Fossil Fuel Research, Development, and Deployment
  • Financing Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad
  • Externalities and Social Costs of Fossil Fuels
  • Conclusion

The federal government provides numerous subsidies, both direct and indirect, to the fossil fuel industry. Special provisions in the U.S. tax code designed to specifically support and reward domestic fossil fuel‐related production are direct subsidies. Other provisions in the tax code aimed at businesses in general create indirect subsidies that are not exclusive to the fossil fuels industry. In certain cases, quantifying these subsidies is fairly simple. In the case of indirect subsidies, establishing an amount associated with these subsidies is more challenging. While not covered in this fact sheet, another source of federal aid to the fossil fuel industry is the discounted cost of leasing federal lands for fossil fuel extraction. Some fossil fuel subsidies provide public assistance, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which assists low-income households with heating costs. In May 2019, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) published a report detailing an...

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