Sunday, 6 May 2012

A top US diplomat in action

Being the American ambassador - or Chargé d'Affaires - in the Bahamas must be one of the more pleasant jobs in the US foreign service - nice beaches, lots of sunshine and close to home. 

But US taxpayers might begin asking, whether it is worth having a representative who spends his time writing this kind of nonsense:

 The Obama Administration’s support of green technologies has shown us that building a sustainable, clean energy economy reduces long term energy costs in addition to helping drive new investment and job creation.  Thanks to government incentives, businesses, local governments and private citizens across America are now installing wind turbines, investing in solar panels, trading in their SUVs for hybrid cars and developing breakthrough energy solutions, such as carbon capture and storage technologies, next generation biofuels, and advanced batteries.  
The Obama Administration is also working to accelerate the introduction of clean technologies to Caribbean countries through multilateral mechanisms that provide technical assistance and training.  Reflecting this vision, Under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, launched by President Obama at the Summit of the Americas in 2009, the United States has leveraged more than $150 million in government investment to support more than 40 initiatives.  In addition, through the international partnership for Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN), the U.S. Department of Energy is assisting governments and businesses in island nations across the globe in identifying technology, financing, and policy solutions that allow them to tap into their renewable energy resources and deploy energy efficiency measures.
The fundamental purpose of these partnerships is to promote sustainable growth that benefits all of our citizens. By working together, every nation in this region is capable of producing cleaner, cheaper, more reliable energy, and in so doing, will ensure sustainable energy growth, increased investment, a more diversified economy and new employment opportunities.  We cannot waste this opportunity to invest in the future of our planet.


$150 million of US taxpayers´ money "leveraged" by the Obama adiministration to dubious climate change "initiatives", at a time when the US public debt has increased to 
$15.6 trillion, roughly 100% GDP!

Ultimately, it is of course up to the US voters - in November - to decide whether this waste of money will continue or not.

 PS 2  (May 8)

I was perhaps somewhat too harsh in my judgement of the Chargé d'Affaires. He was probably  only doing what he was told to do by his warmist bosses in the State Department.

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