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NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'Coal is a dead man walking'
The Hill ^ | February 27, 2013 | Zack Colman

Posted on 02/28/2013 9:33:39 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that the United States’ coal industry’s days are numbered.

“Even though the coal industry doesn’t totally know it yet or is ready to admit it, its day is done. … Here in the U.S., I’m happy to say, the king is dead. Coal is a dead man walking,” Bloomberg said at the Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit near Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg has been a vocal advocate for killing coal-fired power. He said health problems from pollution and climate change-exacerbated events like Hurricane Sandy have fomented growing recognition that coal “doesn’t deserve” its reputation as a cheap energy source.

For now, coal is still the leading supplier of electricity. It accounted for 37.4 percent of the nation's electricity mix last year, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration statistics released Tuesday.

But that figure also represented a 12.5 percent drop from the previous year. Natural gas, on the other hand, spiked 21.4 percent to provide 30.4 percent of the nation's power.

Bloomberg attributed coal's struggles to the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations to curb emissions in the name of public health, grassroots environmental efforts and low natural-gas prices.

But Bloomberg noted the U.S. still has a long way to go to achieve “the sustainable future that we all want.”

Coal-fired power plants still account for 40 percent of the nation’s carbon emissions, he noted. And while one-sixth of those facilities are slated for retirement, he said that still leaves a majority standing.

Imposing emissions rules on existing coal-fired plants could be one way to shutter more coal-fired generation, which green groups are pushing Obama to do.

Bloomberg said public health-advocates and those concerned about climate change are ready for a long "regulatory trench war" regarding coal-fired power.

Industry and congressional Republicans, however, have pushed back against many of the EPA emissions regulations. They say the rules are economically burdensome, and have accused the White House of targeting the coal industry.

While industry and many Republicans have fought to protect coal-fired power, Bloomberg has had his hands in many areas in an attempt to end it.

Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded a $50 million grant to Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which aims to retire one-third of the nation’s coal-fired fleet by 2020.

Bloomberg Philanthropies also gave a $6-million grant to the Environmental Defense Fund to work on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, regulations.

The process injects a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals into tight-rock formations to unlock oil-and-gas deposits deep underground. Green groups are concerned the practice could contaminate drinking water, while industry contends it’s safe.

Bloomberg, who touted natural gas’ lower carbon content compared with coal, said companies should work with environmental groups to design regulations with which they can live.


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There he goes again: America's Napoleon.
1 posted on 02/28/2013 9:33:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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2 posted on 02/28/2013 9:36:35 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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3 posted on 02/28/2013 9:37:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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That @$$hole is into everything! #meddling

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4 posted on 02/28/2013 9:39:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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That @$$hole is into everything! #meddling

Nanny State PING!


5 posted on 02/28/2013 9:40:34 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Coal is a dead man walking,” Bloomberg said...

I'd like to return the favor.

6 posted on 02/28/2013 9:45:10 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They got coal in NYC?


7 posted on 02/28/2013 9:49:48 PM PST by umgud
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There’s nothing wrong with little mikey that a good funeral wouldn’t fix.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 9:51:05 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-19/merkel-s-green-shift-forces-germany-to-burn-more-coal-energy.html

“Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government says RWE AG (RWE)’s new power plant that can supply 3.4 million homes aids her plan to exit nuclear energy and switch to cleaner forms of generation. It’s fired with coal.”

“Germany’s increasing coal consumption is part of a global return to the fossil fuel that’s cheaper than most alternatives. The amount of coal burned worldwide rose 5.4 percent to account for 30 percent of total energy use last year, the highest proportion since 1969, according to BP Plc (BP/) data.”


9 posted on 02/28/2013 9:53:45 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hmph. First no cigarettes, then no soda, and now he wants the city to go dark.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 9:59:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yeah cause solar power (lol) will solve all of our energy needs. And windmills.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 10:02:18 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
There he goes again: America's Napoleon.

Bonaparte would be insulted.

New Yawk doesn't need coal! Mikey said so! Let'em try solar and wind.

Nanny knows best.

12 posted on 02/28/2013 10:10:02 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: RingerSIX

From the Doomberg Diaries:

“Why won’t they listen to me. Why do they ridicule me. Just because I’m only 5’5”. I’ll show them. I’ll ban every stinkin’ weapon including slingshots. I’ll ban 32 oz sodas, maybe even 12 oz sodas. Styrofoam cups? They are gone baby. Then I’ll be the one who’ll be laughing. Ha! Take that peasants.”


13 posted on 02/28/2013 10:15:33 PM PST by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The U.S. is reducing coal burning due to oilfield fracking (cheap natural gas), but Europe has increased its purchases of U.S. coal by 73% in 2012, and will buy more from the U.S. in 2013 and beyond because they closed nuclear plants in Germany and can’t pay Putin’s prices for Russian natural gas (no fracking, no competition...so higher prices there than here).


14 posted on 02/28/2013 10:19:50 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Bloomberg has been a vocal advocate for killing coal-fired power. He said health problems from pollution and climate change-exacerbated events like Hurricane Sandy have fomented growing recognition that coal “doesn’t deserve” its reputation as a cheap energy source.

A totally evil lunatic.
15 posted on 02/28/2013 10:20:09 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: ltc8k6
Karl Denninger's talked periodically about thorium from our coal - link

Here are a couple of recent articles about this topic around the world.

Can thorium become the shale fracking of atomic energy?

Research and Markets: Thorium-based Reactors - A New Lease of Life for Nuclear Power Development

India keen on thorium-based reactors

Our green weenies will fight this tooth and nail, placing us behind the world even as we have more total fossil fuel available than anywhere else.

16 posted on 02/28/2013 10:22:43 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

‘Coal is a dead man walking’


Bloomy is a democrat conniving...


17 posted on 02/28/2013 10:25:00 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'Coal is a dead man walking'

So is our economy thanks to turds like this.

18 posted on 02/28/2013 10:41:55 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I guess he hasn’t been in the paper enough recently.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 10:58:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Well Denninger is about four years behind the times and about 15 decades wrong. I generally agree with his analysis but this one is not only years old, it is off the reservation wrong.

The U. S. has MORE than 175 years of proved, recoverable natural gas, right now! With more and more being found on an almost daily basis. Natural gas has become a virtual limitless energy source due to the ability to exploit it through Hydraulic Fracturing.

The reserves for Oil in North America exceed 250 years. Also more is found daily. That does not include the recoverable oil that lurks below the ocean floor on the continental shelf.

Ever since Drake drilled the first oil well in Titusville, PA we have heard about the end of oil and ‘fossil fuel’ Don't you believe it. We are a nation and a World economy built on oil, natural gas, and coal and will continue to be for at least the next hundred years and probably for many more centuries beyond. . http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbradley/2011/12/27/americas-massive-energy-potential-awaits-mr-president/

20 posted on 02/28/2013 11:01:57 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This insufferable son of a bitch needs to be introduced to his maker. One small body piece at a time.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 11:07:23 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I looked up the word “jackass” in the dictionary, and there was a picture of Bloomberg.

He should be put on an uninhabited island where he could pass all the regulations he wanted, and he would be the only one who had to suffer under the weight of them.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 11:50:48 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Tell it to the Chinese, ya Pygmy.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 11:59:27 PM PST by Argus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

True commonsense is dead man walking, worldwide!


24 posted on 03/01/2013 2:11:47 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The unmitigated arrogance of people like this is driven by madness for power. Obama has it, Holder has it, Bloomberg has it.

They actually don’t care that their illogical hatred (at least seemingly) doesn’t amount to a hill of beans compared to the noxious outputs from China, Eastern Europe, developing nations, et al.

It really isn’t about the environment. It is about pure, unbridled power; and, with that kind of power comes the arbitrary ever changing petulance of the ‘ooga booga’ de jour.

If he really wanted to save NYC or NY or the US, the best thing he could do is submit to early euthanizing like the kind he’ll eventually get around to proposing for the elderly masses.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 2:29:04 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: umgud
'Coal The American Economy is a dead man walking'

As to your question, "They got coal in NYC?" I grew up in Queens, and our first house was heated by coal, though we converted to natural gas when I was little. There has not been a coal-fired power plant in NYC at least since 1965.

I remember growing up having a coal bin in the cellar, and the way the basement always smelled of coal dust. If you dug a hole in our back yard, you hit a seam of coal ash about two feet down. (Wonder if it was cheap landfill at one time?) The coal truck would deliver it, the truck had chutes that dispensed coal into a barrel, and the driver would roll the barrel down our driveway shared with our neighbor, to pour it in a basement window. If you ran out, down the block, on Rockaway Boulevard a tiny old Sicilian man ran a little shed heated by a coal stove, that sold it by the bucket for a quarter. Anthracite and bitumen, different in color and the quality of the ash. I don't think my parents missed it.

26 posted on 03/01/2013 2:46:07 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Getting real tired of the “sustainability” hoax.


27 posted on 03/01/2013 3:29:14 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
These guys work in teams. Bloomburg will say “no coal, use natural gas.” his teammate says “ no fracking, use wind”. The next one says “windmills kill birds, use solar”. The next one says “solar cells are ugly use....something else, I don't care”. It's all a plan.
28 posted on 03/01/2013 4:11:07 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

especially now that (USA() scientists have found out how to extract energy from coal without releasing polltuon, right Bloomie?

So let’s keep shipping it to China and let them pollute the world with it. Turn the UMW into the world’s biggest industrial coolie workforce- no worries about jobs.

HTH did this man found a business empire?


29 posted on 03/01/2013 4:21:58 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wish Bloomberg was a dead man walking. The world will be a better place when he is pushing up daisies.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 4:21:58 AM PST by ohioman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bloomberg is just one player, an influential one, of the vast anti-coal lobby.

Other key players include Barack Obama, Lisa Jackson & whatever dumbass they get to replace her at EPA, and various media shills .... they’re all working together, openly, towards the same goal, and have been for some time now .... remind me again, how many coal-producing/using states voted for Obama last fall?


31 posted on 03/01/2013 4:36:38 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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32 posted on 03/01/2013 5:24:24 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maybe the coal companies should take a cue from the gun companies and refuse to sell coal to NY power plants.


33 posted on 03/01/2013 5:58:00 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Napoleon complex is an informal term describing an alleged type of psychological phenomenon which is said to exist in persons, usually men, of short stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior, and carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subjects' stature. The term is also used more generally to describe people who are driven by a perceived handicap to overcompensate in other aspects of their lives. - Wikipedia...

Bloomberg to a T... one creepy little control freak.

34 posted on 03/01/2013 6:42:49 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mayor Bloomberg is little more than a Big Mouth talking.


35 posted on 03/01/2013 7:54:51 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Emperor Bloomberg is not a D or an R, liberal or conservative, he is a freelance tyrant. He is above ideology and parties.

When you have billions and an ego, mental issues and an agenda you are as dangerous as Caligula.

I thought he would only pick on smokers.

In fairness, he is an equal opportunity dictator...he hates all the little people equally.


36 posted on 03/01/2013 5:53:03 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: 43north
There’s nothing wrong with little mikey that a good funeral wouldn’t fix.

I'll agree so long as your definition of "funeral" includes 10,000 conservatives pissing on his grave.

37 posted on 03/01/2013 6:14:19 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


38 posted on 03/01/2013 8:48:42 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Coincidentally, the US has more coal than any other nation on earth. We have tens of trillions of dollars in wealth under our lands, and the Left does its best to make sure we never make use of it.

But, of course, their goal is certainly NOT to bankrupt this country... despite spending at unconscionable levels, refusing to cut any spending, taxing ever-greater amounts of money from the economy, and putting ever-increasing amounts of resources off-limits to US companies.

39 posted on 03/01/2013 9:03:24 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about we burn coal and declare Bloomberg a dead man walking!


40 posted on 03/01/2013 9:10:20 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Is this like the old lie and propaganda of " PEAK OIL " ?

Coal can be made to burn clean, let me repeat this again to the numb skull brain dead enviruses....

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41 posted on 03/02/2013 12:45:46 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: toddausauras
" solar will solve all of our energy needs. And windmills. "

Sounds more like a line from the Alice in Wonderland fantasy.
42 posted on 03/02/2013 12:48:01 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
FUMB you prissy little nanny *&$#@!&*!
43 posted on 03/02/2013 12:50:10 PM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: cynwoody
Madame Doubtfire ?
Or ?
Big Mama's House ?
44 posted on 03/02/2013 12:57:33 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: metesky
“sustainability” ?

Well, they are sure good at “sustaining " high gas prices.
45 posted on 03/02/2013 1:00:01 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

I agree, hope my sarcasm was evident!


46 posted on 03/02/2013 2:57:44 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: toddausauras

ohh yes my friend, it was, but I wanted to add to the forward momentum.


47 posted on 03/02/2013 10:29:03 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Understood, thank you!


48 posted on 03/02/2013 10:32:33 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I heard noise on the tube the other day about the possibility of a Bloomberg prez candy.

Sometimes, Bloomberg scares me even more than zero does.


49 posted on 03/02/2013 10:37:24 PM PST by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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