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Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill
Foxnews.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Phil Kerpen

Posted on 05/23/2012 4:25:02 AM PDT by radioone

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 much poorer.

Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coal; electricity; energy; epa; obama

1 posted on 05/23/2012 4:25:11 AM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone

On Instapundit: Well, that’s one promise he’s kept: “Under my plan . . . electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” I think it’s close enough to score as a kept promise.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 4:33:03 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: radioone

The bastige nailed our local plant.
[which had already installed the required draconian ‘clean air’ stacks and upgrades *years* ago]

*Nothing* visible came out of that place after the upgrades.

Our electric bills are *insane*.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 4:36:29 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: radioone
Wow, the next four years look really interesting if BHO is re-elected.

Electricity rates not doubling or tripling, but going up 8 times or more. Did I read that right?

Tax cuts will end in January, Obamacare kicks in, higher energy prices and the European debt and banking crisis. Yup, if he gets back in head for the hills.

4 posted on 05/23/2012 4:36:40 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: radioone

Progressives are so brilliant that they will illuminate everyone’s home with the light of their intelligence, wisdom and love instead of electricity.

/s/


5 posted on 05/23/2012 4:37:21 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Electricity rates not doubling or tripling, but going up 8 times or more.

Ping for any Republican marketing genius that might be working today.

6 posted on 05/23/2012 4:40:22 AM PDT by alrea
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To: Former Proud Canadian

That’s when obama becomes the tyrant that he really is.

How convenient is this timing to completely cripple the U.S. after his planned re-election


7 posted on 05/23/2012 4:58:44 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Bluebird Singing

My advice: cling to your bibles and especially your guns.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 5:05:27 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: radioone

Twitter,Facebook and call your Congresscritters.

This will take money out of everyone’s pocket, not just the folks in 13 states, because the use of coal is nationwide.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 5:10:18 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: radioone

I’ve converted all the appliances (as practical) in my house to gas.

Regardless of whether this blatant attack on our way of life continues into 2013, natgas is the fuel of the near future.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 5:12:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: radioone

Plug your coffee pot into Obama’s Solyndra and see how warm your java will get.

In a sane world Obama would suffer huge losses in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia because of coal.

But it seems we now longer live in a sane world so I am not sure of the Nov outcome.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 5:13:49 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Salamander

All of Obamacrap should be reversed come January, 2013.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 5:18:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Lord willing and the crick don’t rise.


13 posted on 05/23/2012 5:27:33 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: MrB

I haven’t done this, yet...

Gas-Fired Air Conditioning Equipment
http://www.gasairconditioning.org/


14 posted on 05/23/2012 5:28:36 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MrB

The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt.


Will natural gas for heating,cooking, hot water and clothes dryers remain cheap while natural gas is gobbled up at high prices for electricity generation?


15 posted on 05/23/2012 5:29:12 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It’s one component of the final price of electricity; it’s impossible to know how much this projects into the actual electricity bill. Think of it as higher prices for truckers getting food to the grocery store


16 posted on 05/23/2012 5:32:21 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: theBuckwheat

“Under my plan . . . electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

It seems like this would be a great campaign ad for Romney
in states like PA, etc.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 5:39:23 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“All of Obamacrap should be reversed come January, 2013.”

I agree, but...a lot of the damage is done, permanently. A lot of business decisions on this scale are done 5,10,20 years out...any business will have to consider that anything Romney or any Republican in the future does is no more than four years away from being reversed by a Socialist/ environment nut.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 5:40:02 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: thackney

There are far cheaper things to do to reduce your cooling bill than that, I’m sure...

Water your roof. Install thermal radiant barriers in your attic. Draw cooling air through your basement with an attic fan.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 5:42:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jiggyboy
You are correct, it is one component. But your analogy breaks down after that. This is the base price of the commodity. Sort of like corn going from $6 a bushel to $48 or $100 a bushel. They're still working on that.

This is an energy cliff.

20 posted on 05/23/2012 5:47:57 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
In a sane world Obama would suffer huge losses in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia because of coal.

He will suffer no "huge loss" in WV since he DID NOT win WV in 2008 and WILL NOT win WV in 2012.

21 posted on 05/23/2012 5:48:47 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; BlackElk; Steve Schulin; Gelato

The old joke is that the Democrats propose to tear down the Washington Monument, and the Republicans respond with a workable plan to do it in three stages.

Romney Republicans will not reverse what Obama hath wrought. They will simply consolidate his “accomplishments.”

And so, it is time for something completely different.

http://www.selfgovernment.us/about.html


22 posted on 05/23/2012 5:50:14 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Let's Party like it's 1860! - www.SelfGovernment.US)
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To: radioone

FUBS


23 posted on 05/23/2012 5:51:30 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Former Proud Canadian
"Wow, the next four years look really interesting if BHO is re-elected."

His 2nd term will be so bad he'll have to resign...and then we'll get Slow Joe as President, who will boldly lead us (the rest of the way) into the Stone Age.

24 posted on 05/23/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: The Antiyuppie

You are correct.

The damage done by the Jimmah Cahtah administration continues even today.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 6:13:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: radioone
Will Obama’s “War on Coal” cost him votes in these coal producing states? Could be the difference in winning a close state. I hope Romney camp pursues this angle.

Wyoming (338,900).
West Virginia (158,257)
Kentucky (130,688) (see Coal mining in Kentucky)
Pennsylvania (74,619)
Texas (49,498)
Montana (38,352)
Illinois (33,444)
Virginia (32,834)
North Dakota (31,270)
Colorado (29,137) (see Coal mining in Colorado)
Indiana (27,965)
New Mexico (27,323)
Utah (26,656)
Ohio (22,269)
Alabama (19,324)
Arizona (13,111)

Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, and Ohio stand out as swing states where the coal issue could be the difference in a close race. Obama shoots himself in the foot again.

26 posted on 05/23/2012 8:16:20 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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27 posted on 05/23/2012 8:27:22 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jiggyboy

Jig, can you explain how you see this affecting pricing and why it won’t be so bad?


28 posted on 05/23/2012 8:59:14 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (In hoc signo vinces)
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