Skip to comments.GenOn to shut 7 U.S. Mid-Atlantic coal power plants
Posted on 02/29/2012 10:22:23 PM PST by Nachum
U.S. power generator GenOn Energy Inc on Wednesday said it would deactivate 3,140 megawatts of mostly coal-fired generating capacity in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey by 2015 due to more stringent federal environmental regulations. Over the past few years, energy companies have announced the shutdown or planned retirement of more than 30,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generation due to proposed more stringent federal environmental regulations, weak power market conditions and record switching from coal to natural gas-fired generators as gas prices hold near 10-year lows.
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I’ll laugh when the blackouts start occurring in Washington D.C., NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, etc.
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When they start firing up all those NG generators won’t the price for home heating go up? It just seems like the storm is gathering on so many fronts. Of course, many recognize this, but it’s kind of eerie.
This is part of the plan to bring Americans down on their knees. Make the cost of energy so high that people work themselves to death rather than take the time to resist the power that is doing this to them.
That’s the plan, but HELP IS ON THE WAY. A new president will take over shortly, and why we need NEWT.
Possibly, but unless the government puts an end to fracking I don't think it will be too bad.
The thinking seems to be if we keep shooting ourselves in the foot enough, we’ll end up on our knees where we’ll use a lot less energy and Steven Chu will then be happy.
I guess the media will blame, China, Iran the coal companies and Wall Street when that happens. I can not even tell you how much I loath this administration and the people that support him
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All those Obama voters will get higher energy prices for less energy. Hope they have flashlights for the change.
The Jim Bakker Show (jimbakkershow.com) has a guy on this week who is demonstrating how to make energy from junk. Ovens, heaters... they all work and all from items around the house.
Consider the likely demographics of many energy investors today: employees of various levels of government, pensioners, maybe investing in more than one kind of local energy source? For example, in a rural area, propane goes up, and electricity follows soon after?
It will take about 100,000 wind machines to make up for that. Think about THAT on your scenic horizon.
The one’s I’ve seen have a peak output of about 1.5-4.5 MWe at about 39 mph wind speed, after which they declutch to protect them from over-speed. They usually operate, when they operate at all, at MUCH less power output than the nameplate rating. I’d say we are lucky if most of them are operating a 25% duty cycle at 25% of nameplate capacity.
Those in the industry are welcome to correct me.