Government CANNOT Legislate A "Clean Energy Economy"

It simply won’t work.  The government cannot MAKE the market do ANYTHING!  As soon as they start to control parts of it, i.e. minimum wage laws, price controls, subsidies, etc., we see problems in the marketplace.  Government is there to protect the constitution – THE REST IS UP TO OUR ECONOMY, which means people like YOU and ME – it is up to US to solve our energy crisis, and I have full-faith that 300 million Americans are just as capable of making changes as the 400-some representatives at Capitol Hill.

In a free-market, consumers have access to information that allow them to make decisions.  If there was not so much government regulation to start with (i.e. subsidies to oil starting many years ago), then the market would have done different things.  Mandating people and companies to change through legislation will not work, it will just further hamper our already beaten economy.

– Joni Cave

Global Warming DID NOT Cause the Oil Spill

We here at The Good American Post LOVE our environment and are appalled at the Gulf Oil Spill disaster that is wrecking havoc on the eco-sytstem.  We are also very happy to embrace concepts of sustainability, as conserving and protecting our land is of utmost importance.  What is not acceptable is having legislation, like the new energy-bill that will cause potentially disastrous consequences on our economy and line the pockets of people who gamble with our land, our lives, and our future.

We will be doing an on-going series both online and in print about SUSTAINABLE changes for our energy supply to both protect our environment while protecting our free-market and liberties.  Stay tuned, and oppose any legislation that will do even more harm to our free markets – the one thing that can save us.  And be wary of those who use disasters as leverage.  There is a better way, one that will benefit our communities and economies and allow us to prosper.

– Good American Post Staff Reports

Whiskey + Renewable Energy + Savings for Business = FABULOUS

This is an article about a Scotch distillery that is using an anaerobic digester to process a waste-product into an energy source for the company.  This could save the business up to $175,000 per year!

The waste-product, called “pot ale” is basically water that is left over after the alcohol is extracted.  The cost to dispose of such waste ran the company around $30,000 per year.

Now, this company is using its waste to power up to 80% of its energy needs – NOW THAT IS SUSTAINABLE, and not only that, it is better for their bottom line.

READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE

Independent Thinking at The Good American Post

By Tisha Casida

Is it possible to both believe in preserving the environment and believe in liberty?

Is it possible to not believe in climate change but to believe that we should not pollute our air as much?

Is it possible to not believe in regulating carbon emissions but like the idea of electric cars?

Is it possible to both want to recycle and believe that the free-market will be the best vehicle to embrace the recycling industry?

Is it possible to eat organic and be a conservative-thinker?

Is it possible to be a “tree-hugger” and want to protect our second-amendment rights?

Is it possible to be a border-line vegetarian but love to hunt?

At The Good American Post, we sure think so.  Our publication embraces independent thinkers who LOVE LIBERTY and LOVE OUR FREE MARKET.  Those are the two things we stand by – our constitution and our economy – the rest is up to us, the American people to continually build and protect.

You will not hear us damning any group of people for their beliefs or their political ideologies.  You WILL hear us promoting and protecting our constitution and our free-market.

And yes, we believe that you can love sustainability and be a capitalist at the same time.

We want to hear from you, come and join us on our blog.

OPINION: Real Energy Solutions

The American Power Act, or S.1733  is now here and viewable.

I think we can all agree that there does need to be exploration into safer, cleaner, more sustainable energy choices.  Not only is it better for our environment, they are much better for a struggling economy (i.e. by promoting new industry).  That does not mean that the reliance or need for petroleum and coal will magically disappear (nor should it), it just means that the market should understand that petroleum and coal (like most everything) are scarce resources.  Most importantly, in the case of petroleum, it makes us dependent upon foreign markets and sources (sometimes people and places that go against what we stand for as a free and moral country).

My question is, how sustainable is this when we have to be “ordered” to make changes by a bill/act/government entity.  I am the first to agree that there MUST be government regulations.  I am the last to agree that government “regulations” should include incentives and punishments that intervene with free market activities.  There’s a difference.

It will take us awhile to make it through all of the language in the bill, however, I urge you to be cautious, and to send us any information and ideas that you have, that may be helpful in understanding this new piece of legislation, as well as alternative solutions that are more reliant upon a free market with government regulations versus a government-run industry/market with “false” incentives.
– Tisha Casida

FREE MARKET GREEN – Check Out the Tesla

The Electric Car is here!  Actually, its been in existence since about 1839.  Yes, 1839. 171 years ago?

Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla Motors, has taken the electric car to a level that no one thought was possible.  The Tesla Roadster goes 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and has a driving range of 244 miles with just one charge.  Its 100 percent electric, no-hybrid or hydrogen nonsense.

Go to: www.goodamericanpost.com and click on the “Page 17” Link to read the whole story…..

By Steve Thompson

The Navy (and all Military) "Going Green"

I have had the opportunity to see some of this first-hand at one of the military bases here in Colorado.  What you may not know is that the military is probably the one of the most sustainable organizations in the United States.

There is an example of this today, coming from the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland.  We are hearing about an F-16 using a 50/50 mix of aviation fuel and camelina, or wild flax(a bio-fuel made from a “hardy” plan that is able to grow in poor soil).

Of course there is a lot of work to be done still – companies involved in the project that are mentioned in the article include: General Electric, Honeywell, and Sustainable Oils.

The potential economic growth from free-market activities embracing renewable resources?  Wonderful.

Supersonic fighters using renewable energy?  Priceless.

Read the whole story here.

-Tisha Casida

100% Electric, No Hybrid or Hydrogen Nonsense

Our condolences to Tesla Motors for their loss of three employees earlier this year – our hearts are with your company for your tragic loss.

The Electric Car is here!  Actually, its been in existence since about 1839.  Yes, 1839. 171 years ago?

Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla Motors, has taken the electric car to a level that no one thought was possible.  The Tesla Roadster goes 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and has a driving range of 244 miles with just one charge.  Its 100 percent electric, no-hybrid or hydrogen nonsense.

Go to: www.goodamericanpost.com and click on the “Page 17” Link to read the whole story…..

By Steve Thompson

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