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Feds Will Regulate Ice Makers To Save Climate

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Feds Will Regulate Ice Makers To Save Climate


www.judicialwatch.org

the U.S. government is on the verge of regulating ice makers commonly found in many refrigerators

Energy consumed by refrigerators as a whole has long been documented but not what the ice makers inside their freezers use individually.

government scientists have completed the ice maker study and the findings have been beautifully laid out in a 79-page report titled Energy Consumption of Automatic Ice Makers Installed in Domestic Refrigerators.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Now we can all rest easily now that the federal government is on the case to hammer down on the nasty ice maker. The nonsense that passes for priorities within the government and the complete idiocy of spending time on this type of "research" is unbelievable.

Even if you thought it was a good idea. What do you need to do, get a bunch of refrigerators with ice machines, measure the power, cut off the ice maker and then measure it again? That takes a 79 page report?

How do they suggest that the regulation be implemented? You already have an Energy Star rating on appliances. Do you really need a more granular breakdown of the components of power consumption within a refrigerator? What's next, the interior lights?

I'm all for energy consumption and am fine with the government making manufacturers give ratings which help me make a more informed purchasing decision. But does the government actually need to create oversight bodies/reports, etc to regulate ice makers?

This study was performed by the same clowns who published a study claiming that global warming caused mental illness. Just one more group within the government that should get the kibosh.

www.judicialwatch.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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Freaking government...

Seriously, they don't have bigger problems to fix... like I don't know... A COLLAPSING ECONOMY? Bankers committing fraud day after day? Politicians committing treason day after day? The borders being wide open? Ect?

I mean, everyone has the freaking ICE MAKERS at the top of their list!

Once again, the US government surprises me with a new level of crazy....



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by dolphinfan
This study was performed by the same clowns who published a study claiming that global warming caused mental illness. Just one more group within the government that should get the kibosh.


Well, they completely got that one backwards, so maybe the same is true here. Maybe excessive power usage causes ice makers?


I doubt this will ever become a law, seeing as how Big Brother permits us to enjoy our "Victory gin" on the rocks.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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79 pages seems pretty small for a regulation



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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Desperation is setting in...

But, what about the water dispenser?

Oh....shhhhhhh. Lets not give them ideas.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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Found the actual "study" here...

www.nist.gov...

Oh, and look! Its actually not even the "ice maker" itself that they find to
be a danger to society, and the climate!

Its the heater that warms the tray right before it dumps the ice thats a problem!


The measurements showed that only approximately one quarter of the energy used by a refrigerator to operate an automatic ice maker is actually used to freeze water into ice; the remaining three quarters is a result of using heaters to free the ice from the ice maker. The process of freeing ice from the molds may be accomplished by other, less energy intensive means; therefore, it is expected that introducing an ice making energy test will result in significant reductions of field energy use.





posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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You'll be required to buy their new standard approved energy efficient fridges and environmentally "safe", includes no ice makers. Home inspections included this time


Sad, indeed.
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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OMG!!
I thought you ment,
Feds will Use Ice makers to save the Climate.




posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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I'm actually more curious as to when, the NWO, and the Illuminati will have all seeing eyes and mic's inside the new government regulated Ice makers.


Agent 86: ahhhh the ole slowing of the sub-atomic particle and liquid to gas routine.
edit on 19-4-2011 by alphabetaone because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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Firstly, this seems like just another example in self-validation over the climate crisis.

Secondly, if this actually was the solution, I have no problem giving up my ice maker.

The can have the hell out of it.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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OK, someone tell me if I am wrong about this. What this really boils down to is if you buy a refrigerator with an ice maker you will be charged an "ice maker tax". That is what I am getting out of this. It is nothing more than a way to hide a new tax.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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This is what Obama wants, more regulation and more control. It's all trying to ease people into cap and trade.


 
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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With only one-fourth of the extra energy actually used to cool and freeze water, "there are substantial opportunities for efficiency improvements merely by optimizing the operations of the heaters associated with the ice makers" or by introducing a more efficient alternative technology, report NIST mechanical engineer David Yashar and guest researcher Ki-Jung Park.*

source

Dr. Park's research on this could have valuable applications down the line. Besides energy savings worldwide...on ice makers. Which is not a bad idea, when everyone else besides Americans want ice makers. Dr. Park researches in nanotechnology. And nano technology is exactly where US r&d could lead globally.

Yay! Some good news about the USA!



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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Let's see, Fridges are one of the biggest energy-consumers in most homes, and figuring out how to make them more efficient is an important factor in lowering our energy consumption levels (since we all know most you folks would never actually give up your fridge and actually be self-sufficient!), so the ATS armchair warriors criticize it! Yes, and what are your solutions for increasing levels of energy consumption? Blame the government? Start a thread?
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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:47 PM
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This is great news. My margaritas will be made with green technology! I'll be able to drink them without guilt.

/TOA



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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First of all....Nope. Can't say that. It would violate T&C.

Okay... No. That would get an "Extreme T&C Violation" message.

How about... Um, that would definitely invite a post ban.

Never mind.

Does anyone know how much interest we have to pay China for the money we borrowed to finance this particular study?

When does it end?



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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How about simply taxing a unit based on energy consumption? How about a basic tax on energy coupled with the government mandating that manufactures provide some information, aka energy star. The government has no business what so ever regulating private property of this nature (of any nature). They have no business penalizing people for specific choices they happen to make. Now if they want to tax consumption, fine. Then can do that without a bunch of buffoons writing regulations and another set of buffoons enforcing them.

We don't need exhausive studies, we don't need regulations, we don't need the government to do anything but properly incent behavior. The infrastructure for this is already in place, but no, just can't figure out a way to utilize broken government processes to fix another manufactured problem, we need to create new broken processes, processes which will often be in direct conflict with other broken processes to fix the manufactured problem. Then have another group facilitate work with the various and asundry process owners to attempt to get them to, work together.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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taxes?

Isn't that a bad word around these parts? You might want to be careful promoting such evil, socialistic 'taxes'.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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Unfortunately, I don't know if anyone is doing nanotechnology research for hangovers associated with drinking margaritas.

But, Texas has nano tech centers. One in Austin University of Texas

And this site I like for a good explanation of what nanotechnology is and its social implications. site

A lot of new technology can make my head spin, like a lot of margaritas.




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