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Report: More than 200 coal-fired generators slated for shutdown
The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 09/22/2012 9:29:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Within the next three to five years, more than 200 coal-fired electric generating units will be shut down across 25 states due to EPA regulations and factors including cheap natural gas, according to a new report by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE).

“This is further evidence that EPA is waging a war on coal, and a war on affordable electricity prices and jobs. EPA continues to ignore the damage that its new regulations are causing to the U.S. economy and to states that depend on coal for jobs and affordable electricity,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE, in a statement.

However, ACCCE notes that EPA policies may have played a role more than 4,800 megawatts of announced closures not included on in their report which would bring total shutdowns to 241 coal generator in 30 states — more than 36,000 MW of electric generation or 11 percent of the U.S. coal fleet.

The most affected states include Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, which will see a combined 103 coal-fired generators shut down.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: coal; coalpowerplants; elections; energy; epa; epaoutofcontrol; government; jobs; northcarolina; ohio; pennsylvania; regulations; unemployment; virginia; westvirginia
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1 posted on 09/22/2012 9:29:40 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shut down Obama, the EPA, and Obamacare.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 9:30:45 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"under my plan, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket"

Apparently, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are ok with that.

3 posted on 09/22/2012 9:34:34 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (At 3 am on 9-11 as our embassy in Libya was under attack, the chair was empty but the bed was full)
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To: fatima; xsmommy; South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; ...

PA Ping!

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4 posted on 09/22/2012 9:44:04 AM PDT by randita
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; COBOL2Java; Perdogg; kabar; Gabz; Wage Slave; ...

VA Ping!

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5 posted on 09/22/2012 9:44:42 AM PDT by randita
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To: Mygirlsmom

“...under my plan, 0bummer&RegimeFromHell would ALL necessarily go to prison or summary execution for treason...”


6 posted on 09/22/2012 9:47:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It boggles my mind that Ohio could even be a battleground state. Why would anyone vote for someone who wants to shut down their livelyhood?


7 posted on 09/22/2012 9:53:47 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Then why do you let yourself be lied to that Ohio is a battleground state? They use fake sampling to make it look like Obama is winning and try to fool people. Don't be fooled.
8 posted on 09/22/2012 10:00:15 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good thing we’re in an economic depression, otherwise we might miss the electricity. O plans ahead.


9 posted on 09/22/2012 10:01:41 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good thing we’re in an economic depression, otherwise we might miss the electricity. O plans ahead.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 10:01:41 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: jmaroneps37

Take out Columbus and Cincinnati and Ohio is Detroit.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 10:31:21 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: jmaroneps37

Take out Columbus and Cincinnati and Ohio is Detroit.


12 posted on 09/22/2012 10:31:29 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

So who can they vote for? Romney Stood in front of a coal factory and said These factories kill people he would not create jobs jobs for factories that kill people....He wanted them closed down in Ma.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 11:24:06 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Wisconsinlady

The miner’s union voted for hussein last time. They’ll do it again this time.


14 posted on 09/22/2012 11:51:22 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

5 years if this dolt gets re elected, an EPA enema if he is thrown out.


15 posted on 09/22/2012 11:54:07 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“This is further evidence that EPA is waging a war on coal, and a war on affordable electricity prices and jobs. EPA continues to ignore the damage that its new regulations are causing to the U.S. economy..."

The above should actually read:

"This is further evidence that socialist scheming democrat thug Obama is waging a war on coal, and a war on affordable electricity prices and jobs. Socialist scheming democrat thug Obama continues to ignore the damage that his new regulations are causing to the U.S. economy..."

16 posted on 09/22/2012 12:22:00 PM PDT by Mr Apple ( Priority #1: Get socialist democrat thug Obama out of our White House)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Zero sympathy as a consumer. I get a much better deal using natural gas.


17 posted on 09/22/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Some people don’t have a choice as there are not a lot of gas-fired plants in the Northeast. Electricity from coal is still cheaper to produce than with natural gas.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 12:50:08 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector

“Some people don’t have a choice as there are not a lot of gas-fired plants in the Northeast.”

So move. Those folks need help wiping too? Adults make responsible choices - fools don’t.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Just give the EPA time and they will drive the cost of Nat Gas up too and/or make it scarce.

It is what they do.


20 posted on 09/22/2012 1:10:45 PM PDT by dhs12345
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