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  • Will Echoes Of Hillary Clinton's Awful Coal Remarks Sink Democrats In Virginia’s Governor’s Race?

    10/18/2017 5:48:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We’re three weeks out from Virginia’s gubernatorial race and it’s been mostly relegated to the backburner thanks to the endless news that emanates from the Trump White House. It’s an off-year election, but it’s in D.C.'s backyard. The state has increasingly become more bluish since the Bush years, albeit the state legislature is Republican. The House of Delegates, the lower chamber, is reliably Republican where they hold a supermajority. The state Senate is more competitive. Anti-gun groups under the Bloomberg umbrella tried and failed to flip the Senate in 2015. Those groups are mounting a second invasion of the state...
  • 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
    hotair.com ^ | 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
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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....