""Do I think I can hurt a major international corporation with a $2 million civil penalty? No," he said."
"According to MicroPower Global, somewhere in the neighborhood of half of the money spent producing energy ends up as waste heat, which could be at least partially recaptured to lower overall energy use. To that end, the company is developing what they are calling the “world’s most efficient semiconductor chip” that can generate about triple the amount of energy that current thermoelectric technology can."
"Cynthia Giles, the E.P.A. assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance, said that the State Department had failed to adequately support its two fundamental conclusions supporting the project — that the climate change effects of building the pipeline would be negligible, and that Canada would develop the oil sands regardless of whether the $7 billion pipeline is built."