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  • Obama’s Energy nominee: We need carbon tax to double or triple energy cost

    03/25/2013 2:34:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/25/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s Energy secretary nominee regards a carbon tax as one of the simplest ways to move the energy industry towards clean technologies, though he notes that government would have to come up with a plan to mitigate the burden this tax places on poor people, who would pay the most. “Ultimately, it has to be cheaper to capture and store it than to release it and pay a price,” MIT professor and Energy nominee Ernest Moniz told the Switch Energy Project in an interview last year. “If we start really squeezing down on carbon dioxide over the next few...
  • New England electricity prices 47% higher last month than national average

    03/06/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Mass Live ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jim Kinney
    Households in New England paid electricity prices last month that were 47 percent higher than the national average.. Consumer energy information released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for its Boston region showed the area's households paid an average of 19.5 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity, compared to the national average of 13.3 cents. The region includes Hampden and Worcester counties as well as Greater Boston and parts of New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine. The figures came out one day after energy utility Eversource proposed a 10 percent increase in its electricity distribution rates beginning early next year. The...
  • Obama to Crush Middle Class-New Program Will Force Energy Prices To Necessarily SkyRocket (VIDEO)

    08/02/2015 7:31:45 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 41 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/2/2015 | Jim Hoft
    We were warned… In January 2008 Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle: “ “Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers.” He promised that his plan would cause electricity rates to skyrocket. He wasn’t kidding. Now this… Obama announced his new energy plan on Saturday that will squeeze energy companies and force consumer prices to necessarily skyrocket. Energy prices have risen 38 percent so far since 2001 thanks to Barack Obama’s progressive and anti-business agenda....
  • As Quakes Rattle Oklahoma, Fingers Point to Oil and Gas Industry

    04/04/2015 8:28:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and MICHAEL WINES
    Many scientists disagree. They say those quakes, and thousands of others before and since, are mainly the work of humans, caused by wells used to bury vast amounts of wastewater from oil and gas exploration deep in the earth near fault zones. And they warn that continuing to entomb such huge quantities risks more dangerous tremors — if not here, then elsewhere in the state’s sprawling well fields.
  • EPA Rules To Force 85 Coal-Fired Generators To Close By The End Of This Year

    03/13/2015 2:41:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | march 10, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Energy companies are preparing to shut down nearly 16 gigawatts of power by the end of this year as the deadline for compliance with new federal environmental regulations looms. In total, some 85 coal-fired generating units at 36 locations are expected to close in the coming months in part because of Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The largest set of retirements is set for June, when electricity demand starts to peak as Americans turn on their air conditioners for the summer. Most of these retirements will come from coal-fired power plants in Appalachia. “We are currently showing nearly 300 GW of...
  • Here's one campaign promise that Obama has (unfortunately) kept

    10/23/2014 4:46:42 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/22/2014 | IBD Staff
    In early 2008, candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that "under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Obama was referring to his plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, which would, among other things, effectively choke off coal as an energy source. He was just as fond of high gasoline prices, telling CNBC in June 2008 — as gas prices shot up to $4 a gallon — that he "would have preferred a gradual adjustment." Six years later, and Obama has succeeded.
  • Survey: 1 in 3 Seniors Went Without Medical Care Due to High Energy Prices

    10/10/2014 7:45:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 10, 2014 - 11:39 AM | Ali Meyer
    More than one in three low-income seniors, or 41 percent, has already gone without medical or dental care because of high energy bills, according to a survey included in a newly released report. And things will only get worse for seniors, says the 60 Plus Association, as states scramble to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's carbon-reduction rules. […] For example, because of high energy prices, 41 percent of seniors went without medical or dental care, 30 percent of seniors went without food for at least a day, 33 percent did not fill a prescription or took less than their...
  • Egypt premier defends steep rise in energy prices

    07/05/2014 11:00:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2014 12:34 PM EDT | Mariam Rizk
    Egypt’s prime minister on Saturday defended his government’s decision to introduce a steep rise in fuel prices, saying energy subsidies have over the past decade cost the treasury a staggering E£687 billion (nearly $100 billion) that could have been used to bolster essential services. The fuel price hikes of up to 80 percent came into force early on Saturday and follow promises to cut subsidies that eat up nearly a quarter of the state budget. They also come after an increase in electricity prices that were put in effect at the start of July. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, addressing a...
  • Obama Set To Announce Historic Climate Change Plan, With New Regulation Of Power Plants

    06/25/2013 5:58:50 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 73 replies
    BI ^ | 6/25/2013 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. Obama, in a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, was to announce he's issuing a presidential memorandum to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, moving to curb the gases blamed for global warming despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
  • EPA Planning Scorched Earth Assault on Coal

    11/05/2012 6:00:29 AM PST · by varmintman · 43 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Conn Carroll
    President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA. More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion. The rush is a major sign...
  • EPA holds 12-hour hearings with environmentalists to slow coal production

    05/24/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/12 | Josh Peterson
    The Environmental Protection Agency held 12 hours of stacked hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Thursday in favor of a regulation that analysts have concluded would kill the building of new conventional coal plants in the U.S. Among the participants scheduled to testify in consecutive five minute blocks throughout the day were multiple representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and environmental activists from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. The proposed rule, reported by The Washington Post in March, limits the amount of greenhouse gases emitted...
  • Most Albertson's In Central Fla. To Close

    04/13/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida supermarket chain is about to close almost all of its local stores. It's part of a move by Albertson's to end the majority of its operations in the state. For the last year or so, Albertson's has been shrinking the number of stores it operates in Florida. In Central Florida, six more stores are going to close in the next few weeks. Only a store in Altamonte Springs will remain open. Albertson's says the Florida market is not good for it, and with fuel and utility costs being what they are, it's closing all...
  • My Diminished Capacity to Understand Obama's Clean Energy Policy

    03/22/2012 6:32:17 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 6 replies
    FORBES ^ | March 22, 2012 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    It took President Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney to shock me to my senses. As someone who favors cutting government spending on clean energy and eliminating government subsidies in general, I was particularly distressed to learn (in Carney’s words) that “I am “aggressively and deliberately ignorant of the world economy not to know and understand that clean energy technologies are going to play a huge role in the 21st century.” Even worse, I learn that “I have a severely diminished capacity to understand what drives economic growth in industrialized countries in this century.” And I had thought that if clean...
  • Obama, 2008: I Expect Americans To Share In the Sacrifice

    03/15/2012 4:48:21 PM PDT · by radioone · 9 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 3-15-12 | Ace
    Obama, 2008: I Expect Americans To Share In the Sacrifice By Accepting Higher Energy Prices, Caused By My "Investments," "Until Technology Catches Up"That would be the various boondoggle-tech he's "invested" your tax-dollars in. When those garbage pits of malfeasance start paying off, we'll be able to pay a little less. He claims. Until then, though: He tells an audience they'll have to get used to paying more for energy. This is in direct response to a student asking him what sacrifices he expects the nation to bear, by the way. Well, he did warn us, didn't he? Of course now,...
  • EPA: (U.S.) Power plants main global warming culprits (ULTRa BaRF ALerT! Gubamint Runamuckin')

    01/11/2012 1:06:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/11/12 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming. Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010, according to information released Wednesday that was the first catalog of global warming pollution by facility. The data include more than 6,700 of the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gases, or about 80 percent of total U.S. emissions. According to an Associated Press analysis of the data, 20 mostly coal-fired power plants in...
  • Getting ready for a wave of coal-plant shutdowns

    08/20/2011 10:11:43 PM PDT · by Why_are_Democrats_stupid? · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/20/11 | Brad Plumer
    Over the next 18 months, the Environmental Protection Agency will finalize a flurry of new rules to curb pollution from coal-fired power plants. Mercury, smog, ozone, greenhouse gases, water intake, coal ash—it’s all getting regulated. And, not surprisingly, some lawmakers are grumbling. Industry groups such the Edison Electric Institute, which represents investor-owned utilities, and the American Legislative Exchange Council have dubbed the coming rules “EPA’s Regulatory Train Wreck.” The regulations, they say, will cost utilities up to $129 billion and force them to retire one-fifth of coal capacity. Given that coal provides 45 percent of the country’s power, that means...
  • Get ready for electricity prices to “necessarily skyrocket" (Bills go up as much as 60% by 2014)

    06/12/2011 12:57:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 6+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    Have you had a lot of fun watching the price of gasoline shoot out of sight this year at the pump? That will be just the appetizer. Thanks to new regulations from the Obama administration, power companies will shut down a significant number of coal-fired plants by 2014, and without any other reliable sources of mass-produced electricity, consumers will see their bills go up as much as 60% (via Instapundit and Newsalert): Consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40 to 60 percent in the next few years.The reason: Pending environmental regulations will make coal-fired generating plants, which...
  • Greens vs. Energy

    04/22/2011 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2011 | Alex Epstein
    This April 22, if you find yourself frustrated at rising gasoline prices, or rising electricity prices, or rising natural gas and heating oil prices, make sure you place plenty of blame on the environmentalists behind Earth Day; for decades they have found a reason to oppose every practical form of energy in the name of "saving the planet." Start with their opposition to fossil fuels, including the oil that fuels our vehicles, the coal that powers our factories, and the natural gas that heats our homes. Environmentalists have long thwarted drilling and mining projects on the ground that fossil fuels...
  • Get ready for skyrocketing energy prices

    Earlier this week the president said his singular focus for the next two years will be on the economy. Of course we have heard this from the president since he took office and he told us that we must pass the now failed stimulus package to keep unemployment from reaching eight-percent. Now, as unemployment has hovered near ten-percent for nearly two years, President Obama continues to pay lip service to the economy while implementing policy that is detrimental to economic growth. The Politico is reporting that next week, the Environmental Protection Agency will announce major new greenhouse gas regulations for
  • Baby, It's Cold INSIDE

    12/03/2010 11:40:19 AM PST · by stolinsky · 7 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-03-12 | stolinsky
    Candidate Obama announces that under his program, energy prices will “skyrocket.” − Barack Obama, Nov. 2, 2008 Hundreds stand in line during freezing weather to get federal aid to heat their homes. − Atlanta, Georgia, Dec. 3, 2010 And we should be surprised by the news that people have been reduced to asking for government aid to survive the winter because…Oh wait, we shouldn’t be surprised.