November 4, 2012
President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.
More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources [...]
This is the Imperial Edict from Obama that is causing the shut-down of so many coal-fired powerplants across America by Dec 31st. WITH NO REPLACEMENT ELECTRICITY, which will force open-market electricity rates to skyrocket this winter!
(Not to mention the good-paying mining and powerplant jobs lost!)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule that forces cuts from plants in 28 states in [...]
Black Hills Corp. said Monday that its utilities will close some older coal-fired power plants because it would cost too much to bring them in compliance with new federal and state environmental regulations.
The company said its Colorado Electric subsidiary will idle a plant in Canon City, Colo…
The Black Hills Power subsidiary will suspend operations Aug. 31 at a coal-fired unit in Rapid City, S.D., and retire the plant in March [...]
July 24, 2012
I still have surprisingly vivid memories of my elementary school years, back in the mid-to late 80’s, and I often wonder why they have stuck with me in such a way. It was not as if my public school education was especially exciting or invigorating. On the contrary, it was dismal, restrictive, and mostly pointless. However, that time period was rich with something that does indeed [...]
Oil, natural gas, and alternatives dominate the headlines when it comes to energy. But there’s a big and largely overlooked revolution occurring with the energy source likely to become the most preferred fuel for a world in economic decline: coal.
The United States coal sector has been hit very, very hard this spring. Demand has been crushed by over 10%, as warm weather and bountiful supplies of cheap natural gas [...]
Coal is going down in the United States, and that’s good news for the Earth’s climate. The US Energy Information Administration has announced that coal, the dirtiest and most carbon-intensive conventional fossil fuel, generated only 36 per cent of US electricity in the first quarter of 2012. That amounts to a staggering 20 per cent decline from one year earlier. And the EIA anticipates additional decline by year’s end, suggesting [...]
Obama’s War on Coal has already taken a remarkable toll on coal-fired power plants in America.
Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a shocking drop in power sector coal consumption in the first quarter of 2012. Coal-fired power plants are now generating just 36 percent of U.S. electricity, versus 44.6 percent just one year ago.
It’s the result of an unprecedented regulatory assault on coal that will leave us all [...]
William F. Jasper
Monday, May 7, 2012
“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” — Candidate Barack Obama, ?San Francisco Chronicle interview, ?January 17,2008
“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” — Candidate Barack Obama, ?Same interview as above
“We’re going to [...]
From The PERColator:
The current administration continues to push for cleaner air. That means reducing carbon emissions, according to the 2009 EPA ruling that defines carbon dioxide as an air pollutant. It should be no surprise then, that the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) on newly constructed power utilities reduces allowable carbon emissions.
The new emission levels, however, are below what is technologically feasible for coal burning plants. This effectively means that [...]
Three West Virginia coal plants just announced they will close this year. Metro News reported:
Ohio based FirstEnergy Corporation announces it will close three coal fired power plants in West Virginia by this fall. The closings come directly from the impact of new federal EPA regulations.
The plants to close are Albright Power Station, Willow Island Power Station, and the Rivesville Power Station. The company says 105 employees will be directly impacted.
Draconian EPA regulations lead to blackouts, artificial scarcity after vow to “bankrupt” coal industry
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, August 22, 2011
Following Barack Obama’s vow to “bankrupt” the coal power industry, Americans are set to be hit with a wave of utility bill hikes as draconian EPA regulations drive up the cost of energy while General Electric, one of Obama’s biggest campaign donors, gets a waiver and is completely [...]
Oil prices experienced a huge sell-off this week, plunging by $12 /b on Thursday (11% over the week). Other energy prices followed but the extent of the move was much less limited (between –0.6% and -3.5% over the week). This can be explained by a number of reasons – most of all it seems market participants were finally convinced by the economic newsflow [...]
We can start now. Instead of spending hundred$ of billion$ on oil and coal subsidies, we could end the wars, quit the subsidies and launch clean green energy independen
Âce in the USA. We’d have the money to do it if we got out of the war and oil subsidies business and into the clean green energy independenÂce business.
Plus, it would create millions of jobs because [...]