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  • Gov. Dayton: Minnesota should eliminate coal use

    07/21/2014 5:11:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 7-18-14 | AP
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton challenged energy policy and business leaders Thursday to find a way for Minnesota to eliminate coal from the state's energy production.</p> <p>Dayton, who has spoken of his aim to eliminate coal before, said it's time to start talking details so that Minnesota can lead the nation.</p>
  • Are inverter generators worth the higher price?

    07/03/2014 5:39:13 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 64 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7-2-14 | Ed Perratore
    There’s nothing like the approach of a possible hurricane, such as this season's first named storm, Tropical Storm Arthur, to get everyone in its expected path thinking about generators. But for some prospective buyers, the noise and the quality of power that a portable generator supplies is a turn-off. That’s where an inverter model comes in. Using new technology, inverter generators deliver cleaner power and are typically quieter, lighter, and more energy efficient. But as Consumer Reports is learning in its ongoing generator tests, not every inverter generator is worth the 100-to-200-percent premium you’ll pay over the usual cost of...
  • More Evidence of BLM’s Anti-Energy Agenda

    06/21/2014 6:01:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | unknown
    The Bureau of Land Management wants Congress to allow it to charge new fees for inspections of natural gas and oil wells on public lands. According to BLM Director Neil Kornze,  “We have a system that’s very stretched” and could use the money. But if BLM is “very stretched” why are they adding to their workload by cooking up new regulations on hydraulic fracturing when states already do it?  This is just one more example of BLM and the Obama administration working to increase the red tape and costs of producing energy on federal lands, and another example of their...
  • The ad war over EPA’s climate rule has begun

    06/04/2014 6:48:19 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    WAPO ^ | 6-4-14 | Juliet Eilperin
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s draft rule to limit carbon from existing power plants is just two days old, but it’s already sparked an ad war. The American Lung Association today will launch a national television ad buy featuring a sleeping baby drawing deep breaths, touting the fact that the regulation would close the “loophole” that allows industry to “pump unlimited carbon pollution into his air.”
  • Think economy is slow now? Wait until new Obama coal regs take effect . . .

    05/15/2014 9:01:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/14/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    In case you ever wonder why the debate over global warming is important, remember that the left’s pushing of this notion has nothing to do with science and has everything to do with the big government expansion for which they need a rationale. And if you want a look at the real-life effect of this agenda, you can see it right now in the form of the EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide limits on new power plants. Not that liberals will listen, but the American Coal Council is doing what it can to warn of the effects this proposal will have...
  • 94% of Electricity in 2013 Came from Reactors, Dams and Fossil Fuels

    03/29/2014 10:21:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/29/2014 | Unknown
    Ninety-four percent of the electricity generated in the United States in 2013 came from nuclear reactors, dams, and fossil fuels--including petroleum, natural gas, other gases, and coal--according to a new report from the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration. Only 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity during the year came from solar-power sources, and another 4.1 percent came from wind power.
  • Report: EPA’s Global Warming Agenda Will Cost The Economy $2.23 Trillion

    03/06/2014 7:13:18 PM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s climate rules aimed at phasing out coal-fired power in favor of low-carbon fuels will come at a high cost, according to a newly released report. Over the next two decades, the EPA’s rules to fight global warming will cost the economy $2.23 trillion, raise energy prices and lower families’ incomes. Using economic models based on the federal government’s National Energy Model System, the conservative Heritage Foundation found that, by the end of 2023, EPA climate regulations will cost the U.S. nearly 600,000 jobs and reduce a family of four’s income by $1,200. EPA rules would also...
  • EPA's New Clean Coal Rule Would Increase Power Prices by 70 to 80 Percent

    02/12/2014 6:11:09 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    Well it appears the Department of Energy, which has long lobbied for more clean energy, is now finding that this clean energy is a lot more expensive than they thought it would be. The Obama administration’s plan to fight global warming was to limit carbon dioxide from new power plants. So in order for new coal plants to be built, they would need to spend a lot of money on carbon capture and storage technology. I guess the EPA then forgot to think about the next logical step. If the power plants have to spend more money on this technology,...
  • Price of Electricity Hit Record for October; Up 42% in Decade

    11/23/2013 5:24:19 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 11/22/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The price of electricity hit a record for the month of October, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That made October the eleventh straight month when the average price of electricity hit or matched the record level for that month. The average price of electricity in October was 13.2 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH), up from 12.8 cents per KWH in October 2012—and up from 9.3 cents per KWH in October 2003.
  • Soaring UK energy bills mean thousands could die this winter

    11/02/2013 8:19:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/1/2013 | unknown
    Over the last ten years gas prices have risen 190 percent, reports the UK Telegraph, and electricity prices have risen 120 percent over that time period. UK households now spend more than 27 percent of their earnings on “housing, water, gas, electricity and petrol.”
  • Who Expected Premiums to Skyrocket with Obamacare? We Did!

    10/19/2013 6:32:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 18, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Therese in Detroit. Therese, glad you called. Great to have you. Open Line Friday. Hi. CALLER: Hi. How are you? RUSH: Superb. How are you? CALLER: Well, our accountant came in today for a visit, and we always talk about Obamacare, and he told us that he got a letter from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He lives in North Carolina, but he does business in both states, and for him and his wife and two kids, the premium went from $800 a month up to $1700 a month, and his deductible went from $3,000... RUSH: Whoa ho!...
  • Push to crack down on guns has opposite effect, sales skyrocket

    04/11/2013 11:28:33 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-11-2013
    In President Obama's push to crack down on the abundance of firearms in America, proposed gun-control legislation may be having the opposite effect. Updated FBI statistics show that background checks in the first three months of the year far outpace the number of checks in early 2012. The stats show that from January through March, gun owners went through 7 million background checks -- compared with just 4.8 million in the first three months of last year. The spike in checks, coupled with mounting anecdotal claims that ammunition is hard to come by, comes amid concern by gun owners that...
  • Firearm Sales in US Skyrocket Amid Debate on Gun Control

    12/24/2012 1:34:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/12 | Annie Lubin
    United States firearm sales have sky-rocketed since the Newtown school massacre, as debate over gun control rages and enthusiasts fear certain assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could be banned. President Barack Obama basically has put gun enthusiasts on warning, Larry Hyatt, owner of a gun shop in Charlotte, North Carolina, told AFP, referring to efforts to outlaw certain weapons in the wake of the Newtown shooting. A semi-automatic Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle was used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in which a disturbed local young man shot dead 20 young children, six adults and his mother before taking...
  • Obama's Commerce Secretary Nominee Calls for Carbon Tax

    08/13/2011 11:56:35 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 22 replies
    New American ^ | 8-12-11 | Rebecca Terrell
    Should energy consumers pay extra taxes to fund government-mandated and subsidized renewable energy technologies? "Absolutely yes," says John Bryson, President Obama's nominee for Commerce Secretary. He made the remark at a meeting of the Commonwealth Club of California in 2009 and went on to extol the virtues of hidden rates in California, a state encumbered with some of the nation's highest electricity and unemployment rates. Bryson, retired CEO of the electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) and its parent company Edison International, excused the practice, saying, "That's been a part of the regulatory environment for the investor-owned utilities for as...
  • Web censorship bill sails through Senate committee

    11/19/2010 5:41:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 223 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2010 | Sam Gustin
    On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the “nuclear option,” which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites “off.” COICA is the latest effort by Hollywood, the recording industry and...
  • HR2454 Roll Call Vote: Cap and Trade

    06/27/2009 6:49:45 AM PDT · by m1xram · 11 replies · 1,182+ views
    Hosue.gov ^ | 2009/06/27 | m1xram
    The Cap and Trade passed Friday 219 to 212. Here are the House Republicans that made it possible... CA Bono MackDE CastleIL KirkNJ LanceNJ LoBiondoNY McHughWA ReichertNJ Smith (NJ) Thanks for helping to "skyrocket" our energy bills.
  • CA: Cost Of Bay Bridge Suspension Tower Could Skyrocket (project may likely cost 500 million more)

    01/05/2006 10:11:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 476+ views
    KTVU.com ^ | 1/5/06
    OAKLAND -- A federal study now under way finds the cost of building the new Bay Bridge -- specifically the signature 525-foot suspension tower -- could explode again, this time by almost half a billion dollars. Almost ten years ago, Caltrans estimated it would cost $1.3 billion dollars to replace the eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Five years ago, the state said it would in fact cost almost twice that much -- $2.5 billion -- for a new bridge. Last year, Caltrans had still another projected cost: almost $5.3 billion dollars. Wednesday night, Caltrans spokesman Jeff Weiss acknowledged the...
  • Has Greenspan over-pumped the real estate bubble?

    01/03/2005 10:27:56 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 277+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 3, 2004 | Noel Sheppard
    Like most people with even a passing interest in matters relating to business, I have been reading articles in financial periodicals and have heard the prognostications of many economists concerning a looming “Real Estate Bubble” for at least the past three years. Regardless of the logical and empirical approach to much of the research that has been shared on this subject, my own analysis has been quite contrary to these bearish assertions. However, some recent events have begun to weaken my resolve, and lead me to believe that the residential real estate market is indeed beginning to behave in an...
  • Kerry Misleads on Medicare

    09/20/2004 11:19:16 AM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,371+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | September 20, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    On Monday, December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law a Medicare prescription drug benefits package designed to help American seniors pay for their medications. This month, the Kerry campaign released a TV ad attacking President Bush’s Medicare record stating, “The very next day George Bush imposes the biggest Medicare premium increase in history while prescription drug costs still skyrocket.” There are several problems with this ad, namely that fact that 1) Kerry skipped the December 8 vote and 2) Kerry voted to support the increase in Medicare premiums that he now criticizes. The Kerry campaign offers no specifics on...