Skip to comments.The end of the line for Minnesota's coal plants?
Posted on 05/06/2012 6:39:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
Sherburne County Generating Station, better known as Sherco, is a power-producing workhorse.
But even good workhorses head to the glue factory eventually.
The 2,400 megawatt coal-fired plant in Becker, 45 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, has generated the bulk of Xcel Energy's electricity for Minnesota for more than three decades.
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Much of the coal burned by utilities elsewhere in the upper Midwest is from the Powder River Basin which transits through the Dakotas.
Until people are freezing and starving to death, they won’t understand the EVIL that is Progressivism. Whether it is economics, or culture, or the environment, they seek to destroy their fellow man.
It would take 384,000,000 square ft of solar panels to replace this capaity.
“Rolling blackouts and the resulting inability of many Americans to watch TV, surf the Web, or play with their smart phones just might be the ticket to wake them up.
Or not... “
Fast-forward to the year 2032.
It’s evening. A father and son are walking to their destination in the chilly twilight.
In the distance, the son sees the hulking remains of a huge, abandoned building.
“What was that, Daddy?”, he asks.
“In my day, son, it was something called a power plant. It made electricity.”
“What was electricity?”, the son replies.
and that's only during the day!!
“I wonder if the EPA has given a thought to the lost jobs and incomes and the dislocations they are wreaking ...”
You’re foolish for asking such a question.
Would Pol Pot have wasted time with such useless thinking?
This could really backfire on Obama this Autumn.
The EPA is a private company. How can it regulate anything????
That's 8,815 acres of hot black panels, 20 million pounds of NaS batteries for energy storage and 1,600 1.5 megawatt inverters. That much black surface will increase the temperature of the upstream wind currents significantly. It could even cause some global warming. The total output of solar panels in the US in 2009 was 1,642 MW, 68% of the output of this one coal fired plant.
That’s 13.77 sq. miles. Heck, we don’t need to grow food on the land anyway. /s
‘Would Pol Pot have wasted time with such useless thinking?’
by god, ya got something there rg....what a thinker and planner that mass murderer turned out to be eh? always out there workin for the little guy....the death of the little guy that is...it ain’t as if commie planned economies aint been the best thing for mankind since sliced bread r anything..../s
How many manufacturing jobs will this prompt to move to China?
Sky-high Electric Bills Courtesy of Obama EPAs War on Coal