Skip to comments.The administration is not just killing coal
Posted on 06/30/2013 10:20:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Not content with pending rules that virtually bar construction of new coal-fired power plants, President Obama directed the U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency to set limits on how much carbon dioxide the nation's existing electric power plants may emit.
The implications for the American coal industry, coal-fired utilities, and business and residential power customers are enormous.
The Natural Resources Defense Council estimated it would cost utilities $4 billion to comply with new regulations on coal power plants, but the economy would see from $25 to $60 billion in benefits.
This, plainly put, is a crock, and the story behind it is one of dishonest government that should be curbed.
The figures stem from a new construct slipped into a new efficiency standard for microwave ovens.
In 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy declined to set energy conservation standards for microwaves, saying it "has determined that such standards would not be technologically feasible and economically justified."
Four years later, everything had changed. In May Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said his department had finished new efficiency standards for microwaves that would save Americans almost $3 billion by 2030.
Into this seemingly innocuous regulation of soup-nuking devices, the department slipped in a gargantuan redefinition of what it called the "social benefits" of cutting carbon emissions.
In 2010, an interagency group decided that every metric ton of carbon reduced by regulation would count for $21 in "social benefits."(continued)
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Wow, I’m shocked a Marxist usurper would pull something like this.
Party time till his party finally gets its rear kicked. What ruthless dictator would refuse the opportunity?
Power industry, just say f*** no!
coal companmies coudl fight this very effectively IF they wanted- but it woudl take pretty big sacrifice- every major company shoudl REFUSE to transport their power to powerr companies aNd effectively cripple the coutnry for as long as it takes to send a VERY clear message that we the peopel are NOT goign to tolorate a tyranical govenrment makign it impossible for busiensses to make it here i nthe US- These companies ARE goign to be sufferign i nthe very near future anyways because of massive regulation- so why not preempt it during a tiem when energy demands are high- and put ALL the blame for all the bad crap that will happen squarekly on dear leader’s shoudlers for his assault on energy- his assault on America?
Obamatollah’s merry Marxists and Moslems will send community-organized mobs to the front lawns of EnergyCo CEO’s.
If that doesn’t work, they’ll use death threats.
Remember, the middle east is funded mainly by OUR purchases of oil.
Crippling our domestic energy is Omoslem’s way of making Mideast oil even more essential to us than it already is.
Obowel’s real target is “clean coal” and fracking.
If we get that scaled up, the Mideast moslems and their little clubs (eg. Al Qaeda) suddenly lose most of their funding b/c we’re buying much less oil and moving to electric generated via huge amounts of clean coal.
Two could play that game.
Those CEOs should have their lawn sprinklers upgraded to the high pressure, crowd control, fire hose type to discourage trespassers.
Yep, they could cut emissions a day or two at a time, preferably in the temperate Spring and Fall and a special nighttime only power cut on August 4.
“Social benefits”, what a load.