Skip to comments.Electricity Rates Will Necessarily SOAR (Red Tape)
Posted on 02/09/2011 4:58:08 PM PST by Sequoyah101
A few headlines from the Article:
... a slew of volatile federal rule making has hit power producers. Perhaps the most pressing challenge facing electric utilities involves U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation of carbon dioxide... On Jan. 2, EPA began restricting the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by fossil fuel burning power plants...
This action will significantly impact electricity production...
"Clearly, EPA is weilding the Clean Air Act as a bludgeon,...because the outgoing Congress was unable to agree on how to curb greenhouse gas emissions blamed for contributing to climate change," Notes Glenn English, CEO of the National Rural Electric Association...
"Co-ops expect EPA's rulemaking will eventually... of eliminating coal as a power plant option,"
"We're expecting a number of power plants to simply be retired. The cost to comply with the reglation will simply be too much."
Clean Air Transport Rule will: "reduce power plant sulfur dioxide emissions by 71 percent and nitrogen oxides emissions by 52 percent from 2005 levels -- at a cost to utilities of $2.8 billion per year."
Cooling Water Intake Requirements "If strictly enforced, NERC contends one-third of U.S. electricity capacity may need to be retired."
Coal Ash Debate "To ensure the safe disposal of fly ash and other residues produced by coal-fired power plants, EPA is considering designating the materials -- for the first time -- as hazardous waste."
"Classifying these "coal combustion byproducts" (CCBs) as hazardous waste could cost billions and force increases in electricity rates."
This and oil prices are a double whammy to the economy. We have always moderated the cost of living even with rising oil prices because so much of our electricity, what powers most of our homes, businesses and manufacturing has been produced by relatively cheap home produced COAL.
Read the article. This is nothing but feel good crap by EPA and enforces Obama's socialist agenda of control and ruin of the United States.
Just one example of how unnecessary these rules are, we've used fly ash for decades as an effective low-cost replacement for cement. Safely.
Congressman John Shimkus lamblasted Lisa Jackson today and quoted some interesting numbers about how MUCH it COSTS and how much energy is wasted in controlling CO2... 30% of the power produced would be used to control CO2. Unless we use about 30% less power the rules just cost money and make more CO2.
This is as stupid as cleaner diesel engines that use more fuel and produce more CO2. We can't have diesels that use less fuel and are clean enough for Europe because of CARB. But we can have industrial diesels that burn more fuel and produce more CO2 but it is clean CO2!!
This is what the American people wanted when they voted for Barry. Let’s see how they feel when their electric bills double, when they have more rolling blackouts, and when the gas shortages start. All those leftnuts who thought Barry was going to magically pay their bills, put solar panels and wind generators on their homes, and bring them a leftnut Utopia are going to be very disappointed. When Barry’s EPA is through screwing over the economy, his chances of winning a second term will be less than zero.
Barry will simply tell them he has a 5 year plan and they will swoon.
NONE of this is approved by the citizenry or their Representatives, but merely DICTATED by the Appointed Socialists we have now.
DEFUND ALL THESE REGULATORY UN-CONSTITUTIONAL BODIES, along with the CZARS, and stop pouring tax dollars into Unions.
defund? tar and feathers is a good second step
Didn't work so well in the mid-terms of 2010.
Doubt it will fly in 2012 either.
I'm not ruling out a possible Clintonian plurality win however, if there is a 3-way race.
Let the idiots in California learn the hard way.
As always Barry and his media hacks will blame all the bad stuff on "evil" Republican capitalists while handing out socialist vote-buying freebies for himself and Democat candidates. It's a tried and true formula that works like a charm on the great unwashed.
Under my plan of a Cap-n-Trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket
The 13 step process will be quicker after a quick Trial.
According to this old black man at work,all of that is Bush’s fault.He was upset when he overheard people talking at work about how useless Obama is.Then he went on about how Bill Clinton was the greatest President ever.
Defund the EPA NOW, Republican House!!!
You can rebuild the thing after all the current idiot administrators have
run away to find other jobs.
They’ll probably be hiding out at the Federal Dept. of Education.
Like defeated Senator Carol Mosley Braun did for a couple of years.
Gotta’ find some place to collect more than $100,000 per year off
the public teat, don’t you know...