So you want to get rid of the Department of Energy?

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  1. Toro
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    There is a whole bunch of stuff in here I didn't know.

    Don't Unplug the Energy Department
     
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    Republicans are idiots.

    The Department of Energy is sponsoring research that is using a gallium alloy to seperate hydrogen from water using only sunlight.....

    Scientists say producing hydrogen in the backyard could be possible in future by "tweaking" an inexpensive semiconductor material, which could be available in commercial store, for generating hydrogen from water by using sunlight.

    "When the catalyst is properly manufactured, one could buy it in a commercial store for making hydrogen in his backyard," Professor Madhu Menon of the University of Kentucky told IBTimes.

    "The research should attract the interest of other scientists across a variety of disciplines. Photocatalysis is currently one of the hottest topics in science. We expect the present work to have a wide appeal in the community spanning chemistry, physics and engineering," Menon added.

    A research finding shows that an alloy formed by a two percent substitution of antimony (Sb) in gallium nitride (GaN) has the right electrical properties to enable solar energy to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.

    Producing Hydrogen in 'Backyard' Could be Possible: Scientist - International Business Times
     
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    Things like this makes their heads hurt, then they beat up on Obama for a while and forget about it entirely.
     
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    I'm here to help you understand the Department of Energy.

    Let's begin here:

    Your Insane U.S. Energy Department


    In mid-September, Cathy Zoi, an Assistant Secretary of Energy, said that the U.S. Department of Energy has a “mandate” to issue regulations about what household appliances should be available to Americans in the future.

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    Let’s get rid of the DOE after the economy’s recovered and unemployment is back to 4.4 percent; that way the displaced workers will have a job opportunity.
     
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    Science alone represents $5.4 billion, 45% of the energy program's budget and 18% of the DOE's overall budget. In DOE-speak, science means national defense laboratories, including the Sandia, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Argonne, Jefferson, Fermi, Oak Ridge, Savannah River, and Brookhaven facilities.

    uhm Berkeley? :lol:

    the interior dept could take over a lot of that. *shrugs*
     
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    Part of what DOE does is track down nuclear material worldwide to keep it out of the hands of terrorists.

    But the main reason the Republicans want to get rid of DOE is that DOE is sponsoring research that may replace oil and coal.

    Rut roh!
     
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    America is drowning in debt but the only answer is to raise taxes? Gov't can't get cut at all huh?

    You know, the geniuses in DC are all for keeping taxation at the same level and decreasing benefits for us, but any talk of cutting or eliminating ANY gov't agency is always met with the same kind of panicked "we can't do without this" stories planted in newspapers and broadcast TV.

    Don't fall for it. Gov't CAN and SHOULD do with less. Everyone else is!
     
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    Right. The CIA, DIA, FBI and the Defense Department can't do that. :rolleyes:
     
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    Truth is that most intelligent adults are all in favor of alternate energies. And that includes every Republican I know. What they are against is the government directing which company and source of energy should be worked on. I prefer that science and not politics finds the next best solution. Is that too difficult to understand?
     

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