27 JUNE 2011, Updated 15 Dec 2012
This Blog is dedicated to “telling it like it is” with regard to energy in its many forms, as well as their related implications and problems, on a global scale. We are committed to a simple, uncompromising, informative, compact, and truthful journalistic style.
We began in San Antonio, Texas on Oct 2009 when our local electrical utility Co. called “City Public Service(CPS)” went all out to support the expansion of a twin Nuke located in Bay City Texas; known as the South Texas Project (STP). STP had served San Antonio, Texas for nearly 20 years, and CPS Energy held a 40% ownership to the twin Nukes The STP controlling interest was held by NRG/NINA of New Jersey. Unfortunately, CPS, NRG/NINA, and even high placed City Hall persons, colluded in very devious ways to ensure CPS’ participation in the $14B? project to add two(2) more reactors at the same low-lying coastal plain. Shades of Fukushima UH!. To the Chagrin of San Antonio’s citizens, collusions, and outright scandalous lies were uncovered, and the STP Expansion project was stopped, and defeated. We like to think our efforts were useful in preventing what would surely have been a monumental mistake. That experience tought us that Big money has a highly corruptive influence even among (formerly)“good” people. By the way, that failed initiative cost the San Antono, TX ratepayers about $375 Mn; That, was the cost of “Biting the Bullet”.
http://energymaters.com, in a world wide web forum which now enjoys views from more than 40 countries, and is widely praised for its excellent writing syle, and informative content.
The decision to create this information Blog was based in the interest of increasing our global visibility through Google Postings, and it has succeeded beyond expectations. Currently many countries need to “hear it like it is” regarding “nuclear aspirations “. The Fukushima Dai N0.1 multiple meltdowns tragedy has demonstrated the need to get past the lies, misinformation, and disinformation prevalent in the Nuclear Generating country’s media. We believe that media is controlled to advocate (propagandize, if you will) for nuclear, energy, and ignore all news detrimental to their huge financial interests; Consequently, reports abound, but news analysis and comment does not. There is a job to do; The more people that link to this Blog, the more likely it is that our Posts and “Pages”(articles) will be seen on Google News. We are already very prominent in “google reader”.
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Edward Oliver Gonzalez (gonzedo)