Skip to comments.EPA: (U.S.) Power plants main global warming culprits (ULTRa BaRF ALerT! Gubamint Runamuckin')
Posted on 01/11/2012 1:06:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AP) The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.
Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010, according to information released Wednesday that was the first catalog of global warming pollution by facility. The data include more than 6,700 of the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gases, or about 80 percent of total U.S. emissions.
According to an Associated Press analysis of the data, 20 mostly coal-fired power plants in 15 states account for the top-releasing facilities.
Gina McCarthy, the top air official at the EPA, said the database marked "a major milestone" in the agency's work to address climate change. She said it would help industry, states and the federal government identify ways to reduce greenhouse gases.
The Obama administration plans to regulate emissions of heat-trapping gases under existing law. A proposed regulation to address pollution from new power plants could be released as early as this month. Eventually, the EPA will have to tackle facilities already in operation. The largest emitters will be the first in line.
The largest greenhouse gas polluter in the nation in 2010, according to the EPA's data, was the Scherer power plant in Juliette, Ga., owned by Southern Company. That coal-fired power plant reported releasing nearly 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, in 2010.
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EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Data:
Perhaps all EPA facilities should be the first to be disconnected from the grid. Lead by example, right?
(1) Carbon dioxide is not “pollution”
(2) Global warming, if any, is 99.99% due to natural causes
we can afford four more years, right? It’ll just mean the end of energy plants and an increase in the use of candles and line drying..
That’s not so bad, when you think about it. It’ll be like living in a 19th century fantasy camp.
I think they should just abolish all power plants, motor vehicles and anything else that runs on any power other than solar.
But could they hold off while I go to the store to pick up a few thousand rounds of ammo and some seed?
Thanks. I’ll need ‘em.
That's only because HOT AIR, and FARTS are NOT "reported to the Environmental Protection Agency", so they are going to beat this dead horse (Global Warming), and their Un-Constitutional mandates to coal-fired power producers so Consumers can be further fleeced.
not so old piece .. same author
EPA tells nation’s dirty power plants to clean up
DINA CAPPIELLO | Associated Press Wed, Dec 21, 2011
They have their targets.. Your energy bill and its burgeoning size is of no matter to them.
Mercury & Air Toxics Standards
The more pain inflicted by these communists on us, the more certain their removal when the average American gets tired of having to sacrifice for the ideological environmentalism that this administration is forcing on us.
I bet nobody on the left took Obama seriously when he said “energy prices would necessarily skyrocket”, but I also bet nobody predicted that this idiocy would potentially cause rolling blackouts as well...
What happens to energy investors, when energy prices go up? Where do the primary incomes of most energy investors come from? Think about it. In my area, most of the investors in both local kinds of energy are former or current professionals with incomes from government.
Now think about who most of the influential constituents in politics are.
That coal-fired power plant reported releasing nearly 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, in 2010.
Twenty Three MILLION Metric tons!How much COAL does this plant purchase and Burn a day let alone during a year?
The AGW crooks have had their eyes extorting from America all along -- its' where the money is.
Cows all across the nation breathe a collective sig of relief.
motivating their base
they think they are unbeatable
there will not be an election
they just don't give a damn
too many Marxist it gov and they are not coordinating
China already produces more electricity from coal than does the U.S. and they are still building at a fast pace, 2733 THw vs. 2133 THw.
It could be 10,000 million metric tons, it's all irrelevant. Water Vapor is the primary green house driver -- something that can't be assigned to "man."
CO2 is absolutely irrelevant. Anyone who falls for the evil lie that CO2 is a pollutant is on the side of EVIL.
The EPA is filled with vile, evil, sadistic humans, who relish destroying our standard of living. Throughout history there have always been humans with evil in their hearts. In the US. such people can mostly be found at the EPA.
US Power Plants are also responsible for the demise of Unicorns.
yeah, abolish all power production and motor vehicles except for the ruling class, ya mean.
The all think/thought that they were going to be in the “in crowd” that would still have access to power.
There is a trick to lowering your heating bills in the summer,
unfortunately, it IS a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
Watering your roof to evaporatively cool your roof, attic, and subsequently your home.
It’s clear that no one at the EPA has ever been to China
Failure of him to do that ...................... well, it means he isn't serious.
I have a pretty low heating bill in the summer, thanks anyway.
Hey let's build more of them!!!! We can replace every coal-fired one within a decade.
"Blamed for"? So what? Prove cause and effect!
They won’t be happy until we are all starving in the dark.
Let’s turn off all of the EPA’s electricity until Dick Obama is out of office.
Just a feasibility study, you see.
Then after obama is out of office, just turn the EPA off.
My opinion differs. I think he's playing to his base, the "skulls full of mush" Left. He's had several revolts from his own Left, giving him hell because he hasn't implemented environmental restrictions fast enough.
He and his backers (Soros, et al) figure young Americans have been sufficiently brainwashed and dumbed-down to vote to re-elect him. The OWS robots are examples but there are millions more on college campuses and in activist groups with no idea of how America works or became successful.
Republicans will do Obama an enormous favor if they nominate Romney, the 1% silver spoon multi-millionaire. Central casting could not select a better opponent in the class warfare propaganda struggle to come.
Maybe the thing to do would be to allow US power plants to upgrade their facilities in stages, rather than requiring them to completely conform to current codes the moment they make an improvement?
so cars are off the hook now??
The EPA and IRS must be abolished. That is for starters. Then abolish other government agencies. Government agencies are socialism which never works as this EPA proves. This EPA is shutting down power plants , etc. our economy for a lie called global warming.
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