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  • The next “green” plan: Have the feds seize coal plants and shut them down

    06/05/2016 12:58:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | June 5, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    How did we not think of this before? You can almost smell the excitement in the air around the green energy warrior community. The Washington Post ran an op-ed this week from “environmental attorney” Stephen Kass in which he puts forth a bold plan for dealing with climate change and the nation’s stubborn refusal to let go of proven, reliable energy generation via fossil fuels. The big target in Kass’ sights is the coal industry and the nation’s remaining coal fired power plants. With resistance growing to the Obama administration’s deceptively named Clean Power Plan, the author comes up...
  • Fossil Fuels Will Still Provide 75 Percent Of Energy In 2040, Despite Trillions In Green

    05/12/2016 9:09:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/12/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The world will use 48 percent more energy by 2040, three-quarters of which will come from coal, oil or natural gas, according to projections made Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The report states that most of the world’s new energy use will come from developing countries, particularly China and India, and most of the 75 percent of that energy will be coal, oil or natural gas. Only a relatively small percentage of the world’s energy will come from wind and solar power despite massive subsidies, contrary to the claims from environmental groups like The Sierra Club.
  • Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

    12/14/2015 5:44:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 14, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    I want coal for Christmas, and not because I've been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel cross-country. OK, so Santa probably won't be sending a full-size coal-fired train down my chimney. But, like many of you, I may receive small electronics as gifts. As millions of us ring in the New Year by adding new gadgets to the power grid,...
  • Natalie Tennant's Pro-Obama Past Comes To Haunt Her In West Virginia Race

    08/09/2014 4:46:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 8, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats from red states are feeling the heat. Their constituents don’t like Obama, or his polices, and they have to somehow convince them that they’ll be somewhat independent when it comes to fighting for their interests. Natalie Tennant, the Democratic candidate in West Virginia’s Senate race, is trying to disseminate that message of independene with this ad rebuking Obama’s energy policy. It was released at the end of July. She says that she’ll protect coal jobs in West Virginia and “stand up to leaders of both parties who threaten our way of life.” She then proceeds to turn off...
  • Obama Prepares Touchdown Dance Just in Case He Scores on Coal

    06/03/2014 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 3, 2014 | John Ransom
    Obama finally did something with his phone and his pen besides take a selfie and sign an autograph. He has instructed the carbon police to cut carbon emissions in United States by 30%. That means the death of coal-fired electricity. “The EPA will launch the most dramatic anti-pollution regulation in a generation early next month,” says Politico, “a sweeping crackdown on carbon that offers President Barack Obama his last real shot at a legacy on climate change — while causing significant political peril for red-state Democrats.” That means utility bills are going to go up for everyone: rich, poor,...
  • GE Crushes Obama's War on Coal

    05/03/2014 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | May 3, 2014 | Charles Payne
    em>"Probably for the next decade, the most dominate technology around the world will be coal..." -Jeff Immelt The fastest growing source of energy in the world last year was coal, and it is going to stay that way for a very long time. With that in mind, one has to wonder why President Obama has insisted on the gut-wrenching destruction of the coal industry that has costs thousands of jobs, and has sent electricity costs to all-time highs. This, combined with last month's report from the International Energy Agency, state that reaching the goal of carbon emission reduction would cost...
  • Coal-Fired Power Plants Produce Insignificant Mercury (This will open your eyes)

    11/01/2013 8:59:14 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 33 replies
    Objectivist | 4/9/2012 | Charles R. Anderson
    Back in December, I wrote about the absurdity of the EPA claim that coal-fired power plants produced significant mercury which necessitated drastic reductions at any cost. I was then puzzled that the EPA did not produce maps of the mercury concentrations that would show the mercury was found in higher concentrations downwind of coal-fired power plants. It turns out that maps of the concentrations of mercury do exist and can be examined. The National Atmospheric Deposition Program produces annual maps of the mercury concentrations across the USA here. Note that the mercury high concentration areas changed somewhat between 2009 and...
  • EPA admits banning coal plants won’t impact global warming

    09/25/2013 2:25:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/13 | Michael Bastasch
    The Obama administration is effectively banning the construction of new coal-fired power plants, a move officials admit will have little to no impact on global warming. “The EPA does not anticipate that this proposed rule will result in notable CO2 emission change … by 2022,” the agency writes in its proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “EPA knows there aren’t benefits,” Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “EPA and environmentalists are being disingenuous when they claim this rule will have an impact on the climate or...
  • Obama admin announces carbon limits on new coal-fired power plants

    09/22/2013 7:36:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop via CNN ^ | 9-22-13 | The Right Scoop
    Obama is using the EPA to attack the Coal industry which will make costs skyrocket for new coal-fired power plants:
  • New carbon emission rules will devastate the coal industry

    09/21/2013 11:22:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-21-2013 | Rick Moran
    The UN's climate change panel is set to release a report next month that reluctantly concludes there has been no warming of the earth in at least the last 15 years. Fewer and fewer people are believers that climate change is man made. This hasn't stopped the Obama administration from releasing new rules governing "carbon pollution" at new power plants that would mean the virtual destruction of the coal industry.
  • Obama Moves to Limit Power-Plant Carbon Pollution

    09/20/2013 4:03:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | DINA CAPPIELLO, AP
    Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and Republicans that it would dim coal's future. Under the law once the Environmental Protection Agency controls carbon at new plants, it will also control carbon at existing plants — a regulation the agency said Friday it would start work on immediately to meet a June 2014 deadline. The revised standards, the company said in a statement, "essentially eliminate coal as a future generation option."
  • EPA coal rules tighter than expected, will fuel backlash in Congress

    09/20/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s dramatic new power plant emissions standards already have touched off a firestorm within the coal industry and on Capitol Hill, with top Republicans promising to fight tooth-and-nail against President Obama’s climate-change agenda. The EPA, the leading actor in the White House’s ambitious global-warming initiative, released the limits on Friday. Hopes that they’d be much less stringent than previous proposals proved to be misplaced. Coal-state lawmakers from both parties are promising to push back. “The president is leading a war on coal and what that really means for Kentucky families is a war on jobs. And the...
  • Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits

    09/19/2013 8:16:28 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/19/2013 | Dina Cappiello
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming. The proposal would help reshape where Americans get electricity, away from a coal-dependent past into a future fired by cleaner sources of energy. It's also a key step in President Barack Obama's global warming plans, because it would help end what he called "the limitless dumping of carbon pollution" from power plants. Although the proposed rule won't immediatedly affect plants already operating, it eventually would force...
  • Administration to Press Ahead With Carbon Limits

    09/20/2013 7:00:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The Obama administration on Friday announced that it was not backing down from a confrontation with the coal industry and would press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies. The proposed regulations, announced at the National Press Club by Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, are an aggressive move by Mr. Obama to bypass Congress on climate change with executive actions he promised in his inaugural address this year.
  • Obama officials: Rule won't kill coal-fired power

    09/18/2013 6:50:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 9/18/2013
    President Barack Obama's top energy and environmental officials said Wednesday there is a future for coal, despite a pending regulation aimed at limiting global warming pollution from new power plants that Republicans and the coal industry say will doom the fuel source. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, questioned at a House hearing, both said coal-fired power would continue. Coal makes up about 40 percent of U.S. electricity. "The rule will provide certainty for the future of new coal moving forward, and in terms of existing facilities, coal will continue to represent a significant source of energy...
  • EPA to De Facto Ban All Construction of New Coal Power Plants

    09/12/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies ^ | Katie Pavlich
    <p>According to the Wall Street Journal, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose new rules next week banning the construction of new coal power plants in the United States that do not meet expensive new and ridiculous efficiency standards. The new standards will force power plants underground, literally.</p>
  • What Obama Did on His Summer Vacation: Kill 760,000 Jobs (Thank Those Who Voted For Him)

    07/05/2013 1:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | July 5, 2013 | John Ransom
    Prepare for your electric rates to go up, Chevy Jolt drivers. That's what happens when Obama goes on vacation. Under executive fiat, the EPA will shortly be forcing the shutdown of the rest of the coal fired plants in the United States. Obama closed about 20 percent of them in 2011 when he went on vacation in Martha's Vineyard.  With a bigger vacation budget this year, he probably figured "What the hell? Why not close the rest of them?" Since coal generates about half the electricity demanded in the US, the country will have to find other, more expensive ways...
  • (Robert) Redford Hopes Obama ‘Has the Courage’ to Bypass Congress on ‘Dirty Coal’

    06/11/2013 3:57:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 11, 2013 - 3:25 PM | Elizabeth Harrington
    Actor and long-time liberal Robert Redford said he hopes President Barack Obama has the “courage” to bypass Congress and make coal-powered power plants reduce their carbon emissions. In a video message for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Redford, an environmental activist, said that because Congress has not taken action to address climate change, Obama should. “Record setting heat and drought, rising sea levels and severe weather events like Hurricane Sandy: climate change is happening, fast,” Redford said. “We’ve got to stop making the problem worse and that means reducing carbon pollution from its biggest source, coal-fired power plants. It’s...
  • EIB (European Investment Bank) signs €440-million loan guarantee for controversial coal plant

    12/21/2012 12:09:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv | 21 December 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    The European Investment Bank has signed a €440-million ($581 million) loan guarantee with the Slovenian government for a crisis-plagued 600 megawatt lignite TEŠ 6 coal plant, but the deal could yet be sunk by concerns about the climate and corruption. … Although the EU is formally pledged to reduce carbon dioxide emissions across the continent to 80-95% of 1990 levels by 2050, European development banks are covering some two-thirds of the Šoštanj plant’s €1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) costs. Objections about irregularities in the plant’s tendering process have created one of many icebergs that the plant’s funders will need to navigate....
  • Van Jones and Exxon Mobil Support a Carbon Tax

    12/08/2012 7:54:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | December 8, 2012 | Tom Borelli
    It’s a bad omen for free enterprise, prosperity and liberty when normally warring special interest groups such as big business and progressive activists agree on public policy. During President Obama’s first term big business interests led by the pharmaceutical industry joined the union lobby in successfully making ObamaCare the law of the land. Shortly after Obama’s re-election, history may be repeating itself this time regarding energy policy. While it’s known that politics makes strange bedfellows none can be more bizarre than former White House green jobs czar Van Jones and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson agreeing on a carbon tax....
  • Appalachia coal mine closures strain ministry centers

    09/21/2012 7:32:35 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 14 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 9/19/2012 | Dannah Prather
    Ministries in Appalachia are bracing for a tough winter as hundreds of residents have been furloughed or lost their jobs because of cutbacks in coal production amid the nation's changing energy industry. A single employer, Arch Coal, laid off 750 workers across Appalachia in August. Other companies have been forced to idle employees or close operations.
  • Hundreds of Coal Miners Attend Romney Rally in Ohio

    08/20/2012 4:51:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the weekend, hundreds of Ohio coal miners stood in line to get into a rally hosted by not pro-union President Obama, but by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. After all, you can't unionize if you don't have a job.  Mitt Romney today stood in front of eastern Ohioans seemingly straight out of the mine — hard hats, smudged faces, and blue and gray uniforms — as he accused President Obama of “waging war” on coal. On the outskirts of Beallsville, there’s no doubt that coal is king. Signs dot the rural roads: “Stop the war on coal. Fire Obama.” There...
  • Coal Matters – Even in Manhattan

    06/23/2012 5:34:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 23, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Coal today may seem of little relevance to many residents of New York City or other American urban centers. It long ago ceased to fuel the furnaces of their homes and apartment buildings in winter. But long after it disappeared from the uses most visible to city dwellers, coal is still the critical fuel behind the everyday functions of their lives. Across the U.S., for more than a century, coal has remained quietly at work – providing in recent years nearly half the electricity that lights urban buildings and streets, keeps air conditioners humming on hot days and energizes computers...
  • Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on Towns

    12/21/2011 7:13:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/11
    Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on TownsPublished December 20, 2011 | Associated Press For more than 90 years, the coal-fired power plant in Glen Lyn, Va., has been churning out electricity and contributing to local prosperity. Of late, it has generated nearly a quarter of the revenue for the $1 million budget of the town. Yet when the plant ultimately shuts down to comply with new federal air pollution regulations by the end of 2014, says Town Manager Howard Spencer, so too might the community of 200. "If the town lost all of that revenue,"...
  • Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

    12/12/2011 5:01:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 12, 2011 | Katie Kieffer
    I want a coal plant for Christmas, and not because I’m a naughty girl. I want lots of coal so I can power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic robot maid that cooks and cleans, a 32-meter-wide TV and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that allows me to bypass the TSA Grope Squad when I travel cross-country. OK, so Santa probably won’t be sending a full-size, coal-fired train down my chimney. But, like many of you, I may be getting small electronics of Christmas (or Hanukkah). As millions of us ring in the New Year...
  • AEP to close plants, trim 600 jobs to comply with EPA rules

    06/10/2011 3:26:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    American Electric Power on Thursday announced it plans to shut down several coal-fired power plants, convert or retrofit others, and cut as many as 600 jobs in the next few years to comply with regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Based on the proposed regulations, AEP will have to retire nearly 6,000 megawatts of coalfueled power generation; upgrade or install new advanced emissions reduction equipment on another 10,100 megawatts; refuel 1,070 megawatts of coal generation as 932 megawatts of natural gas capacity; and build 1,220 megawatts of natural gas-fueled generation.
  • Michigan's Coming Energy Crisis

    05/22/2010 9:14:27 PM PDT · by jenk · 7 replies · 518+ views ^ | 5/22/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    The State of Michigan is headed for an Energy Crisis, and the Democrat Party is mostly to blame. From the Alpena News: According to a press release from Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s office, the state’s decision is based on findings of the Michigan Public Service Commission, which said the company failed to demonstrate the plant was needed to meet future supply needs. In October of 2008, the MDEQ affirmed that the area was safe of air pollution from the proposed plant. So, the Granholm administration went to work to stop the plant by changing the rules. Jennifer Granholm’s State of the...
  • Coal lobby fights back on climate bill (Stealth Energy Tax)

    06/20/2009 2:05:09 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 5 replies · 568+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/09 | Jim Snyder
    The coal industry is pushing back against a climate change bill that would likely curb coal use by circulating a map that shows which states would see their electric bills increase the most under the legislation. But supporters of the bill say the industry’s figures are off the mark and don’t factor in ways the bill will offset rising energy costs or the jobs that it will create. Lobbying has intensified, with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) pressing for a floor vote next week. Waxman reported progress on Thursday in talks with Democrats from rural states who...
  • The Climate Change Lobby Has Regrets

    03/06/2009 6:51:56 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 752+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 6, 2009 | Kimberley Strassel
    Jim Rogers is not happy with the Obama administration. Ever since the White House unveiled its costly climate program, the CEO of Duke Energy has been arguing the proposals amount to nothing more than a tax. Indeed. Mr. Rogers belongs to the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, about 30 companies that decided to [cooperate on] global warming legislation. The group demanded a "cap-and-trade" system, figuring they'd craft the rules so as to obtain regulatory certainty, with little upfront cost. At the time, Mr. Rogers explained: "If you don't have a seat at the table, you'll wind up on the menu." ......
  • Reid tells four companies no coal power in Nevada

    07/26/2007 7:56:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,494+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/07 | Bernie Woodall
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada sent a letter this week to four companies telling them not to build planned coal-burning power plants in his state. Reid's letter, dated Monday, was addressed to the corporate leaders of the Sierra Pacific Resources, private equity LS Power Group, Dynegy Inc. and Sithe Global Power LLC. A copy of the letter was obtained by Reuters on Thursday. "I am writing to each of you regarding your company's proposal to build new coal-fired power plants in eastern Nevada and to express my strong opposition to those plants," Reid...
  • Fossil facts get lost in the smog fog

    11/27/2002 7:06:00 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 5 replies · 239+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2002 | Steven Milloy
    <p>The Bush administration announced last week that it wants to allow aging coal-fired power plants to upgrade their facilities without installing costly air pollution-control equipment.</p> <p>Environmentalists, politicians from Northeast states, and their allies on Capitol Hill and in the media are going nuts. Sen. Edward Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, said: "The Republicans new motto was to regulate softly and carry a big inhaler."</p>
  • EPA to loosen power-plant regulations:Current Plants may be expanded at less cost

    06/13/2002 10:21:51 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 220+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | June 13, 2002 | JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press
    <p>Coal-burning utilities will not need to install more pollution controls when they expand.</p> <p>WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency will relax air pollution rules to make it easier for utilities to upgrade and expand their coal-burning power plants, Bush administration sources said late Wednesday.</p>