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Obama Invests $5 Million In Bullshit Energy

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Just when we thought we had seen the epic failure of every single possible “alternative energy” project by this administration, along comes the announcement that the USDA is investing $5 million in a “biogas anaerobic digester” that will use “cow manure to heat an ethanol plant and create 15 permanent jobs.” Which for anyone confused, is roughly exactly what it sounds like. Perhaps if “Hope and Change” is a little passe now, a far more appropriate slogan for the 2012 Campaign will be “From Bullshit to Jobsand Back Again.”

From the Washington Examiner:

Western Plains Energy, LLC, a Kansas company, will use the money to “utilize waste energy resources from a local cattle feedlot to replace almost 90 percent of the fossil fuels currently used” at the plant.

“Projects such as this are a key part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy that is supporting the development and usage of renewable energy, revitalizing rural economies and creating an America built to last,” USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement touting this project as an example of the policies that cut dependence on foreign oil.

Animal waste from a local feedlot will be the primary feedstock that Western Plains will use for the digester,” USDA added. “Support for renewable energy projects such as these is an example of the many ways USDA is helping revitalize rural economies.”

USDA expects the project to create 15 permanent jobs and 100 temporary construction jobs.

So how many shit shovelers does it take to run a “biogas anaerobic digester”? Apparently 15. At $333,333 a poop, pardon pop.

Sorry folks. We only wish this was a joke.

Zero Hedge



5 Comments on "Obama Invests $5 Million In Bullshit Energy"

  1. PrestonSturges on Wed, 11th Apr 2012 1:54 am 

    Any Zero Hedge fans want to make the case that this is not the stupidest thing to appear in print in 2012? Becasue I dare you find anything dumber.

    And what is supposed to be wrong with nethane digesters anyway, a technology used worldwide for a century or so?

    It’s no secret that midwest Republican governors are some of the most aggressive promoters of alternate energy, and when I say “it’s no secret” I mean that the wingnut base is simply too freaking stupid to be aware of this.

  2. PrestonSturges on Wed, 11th Apr 2012 2:00 am 

    Seriously, next time someone tries to say something good about Zero Hedge, I’ll be throwing this in your face…..

  3. BillT on Wed, 11th Apr 2012 3:30 am 

    *Lets look at this from outside the denial group. Why does my tax money have to go to provide 15 jobs at a cost of $5m? What happened to Capitalism? You know, that BS that Wall Street pretends to push.

    Maybe that $5m would have been better spent on prosecuting a few of the banksters that are taking billions, not millions from you and I. And in a year when this too goes belly up, like some other investments of my tax money to make solar panels or the other loser that took $2B+ in tax money and then also went belly up, but not until the shysters had skimmed millions for themselves. If it is a realistic idea, then it will be profitable and willing investors will pay to build it. THAT is called Capitalism. This is just more Obama Bull Shit…

    And, you have to keep in mind that Zero Hedge IS an investment site, not a bias free info source. ALWAYS look at the source at the end of an article and Google it if you don’t know who it is. I promise you that many are propaganda mills for mega corporations, the government, or the 1%. Sometime you want to see how entangled it all is, Google ‘GE owned companies’…and see.

  4. george on Wed, 11th Apr 2012 1:14 pm 

    all the bullshit will be in tampa and charlotte .

    plenty for one and all.

  5. Arthur on Thu, 12th Apr 2012 11:45 am 

    Zero Hedge is a one man show and run by a Bulgarian jew nicked “Tyler Durden”, real name Daniel Ivandjiiski, with a criminal record. Ignore him.