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War on Coal Escalates: Over 200 Power Plants Expected to Close, Thousands of Jobs to Disappear
Right Side News ^ | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:22 | E&C

Posted on 08/13/2013 9:59:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The administration’s war on coal and America’s abundant, reliable energy continues to gain momentum as the nation’s power sector faces an increasingly hostile regulatory environment. Reuters recently chronicled that more than 200 of the nation’s coal-fired power plants have announced plans to retire over the next decade in addition to the 138 units that have already shut down in the past five years. Estimates project this decline in coal-fired power generation could result in the loss of up to 100,000 megawatts of electricity across the country.

Coal is one of America’s most abundant and affordable sources of fuel and supports over 700,000 American jobs. It remains the country’s largest source of electricity, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the nation’s electric generation. But this critical power source, along with tens of thousands of jobs, is being threatened by costly regulations stemming from President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency.

Despite a reduction in U.S. emissions over the past decade, the Obama administration has announced plans to impose expensive greenhouse gas regulations on new and existing power plants, in addition to a suite of costly new power rules already proposed or issued by EPA. These rules combined will drive up energy prices, send American jobs overseas, and have the potential to shut down America’s coal industry. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: coal; economy; energy; epa; epaoutofcontrol; jobs; waroncoal

1 posted on 08/13/2013 9:59:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum

Ping


2 posted on 08/13/2013 10:01:02 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Closing 200 power plants is going to cause brownouts or blackouts.


3 posted on 08/13/2013 10:01:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

Does anyone now doubt that this president is “transforming America” as he promised when he was elected 5 years ago. He and his administration are destroying America one industry at a time, and driving us to bankruptcy. This is not a mistake, not done in ignorance, but a planned, purposeful assault on the only nation of its kind in the world, to make us “like the other nations”, ruled by socialists and tyrants. Freedoms light is but an ember of what it used to be, the lights have gone out in the “city on the hill”.
At this late hour, can it still be saved?


4 posted on 08/13/2013 10:09:18 PM PDT by coincheck (Time is Short, Salvation is for Today)
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To: Olog-hai

Closing 200 power plants is going to cause real pain and suffering to a whole lot of people.

What’s Obama planning to do? Replace those closed plants with solar panels and windmills? Maybe unicorns squirting out magic skittles for power?

This disruption is going to flash back in his face.


5 posted on 08/13/2013 10:21:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: coincheck
Freedoms light is but an ember of what it used to be, the lights have gone out in the “city on the hill”. At this late hour, can it still be saved?

Yes, but every one of us is going to have to get on our feet to do it.

Overpasses to Impeach Obama set to rally nationwide Aug. 17

6 posted on 08/13/2013 10:23:20 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
What’s Obama planning to do?

He expects you to die, Mr. Bond.


7 posted on 08/13/2013 10:25:33 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Olog-hai

Good luck to the Obamanoids with trying to find a place to recharge their “smart” phone or “smart” car. Not very flippin’ “smart” if you ask me.


8 posted on 08/13/2013 10:28:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: Windflier

I’ve been saying that Obama wants to bankrupt the private industries so China could by the coal assets cheap.


9 posted on 08/13/2013 10:30:24 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

Article manages somehow to avoid a sharp drop in price of nat gas as a major factor in the switch from coal. Changes the equation.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748703579804575441683910246338.html


10 posted on 08/13/2013 10:36:43 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Windflier
Closing 200 power plants is going to cause real pain and suffering to a whole lot of people. What’s Obama planning to do? Replace those closed plants with solar panels and windmills? Maybe unicorns squirting out magic skittles for power? This disruption is going to flash back in his face.

Big Ears will be out of office when when the SHTF. The Hildabeast will have to indoctrinate her zoombies into blaming Bush & she will succeed.

11 posted on 08/13/2013 10:37:06 PM PDT by Digger
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To: FlingWingFlyer

How’s that Tesla car working now?


12 posted on 08/13/2013 10:40:13 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Olog-hai

Is this the spark that will light the lanterns?


13 posted on 08/13/2013 10:41:51 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: GeronL

Maybe that’s what it will take?


14 posted on 08/13/2013 10:46:26 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Digger
Big Ears will be out of office when when the SHTF. The Hildabeast will have to indoctrinate her zoombies into blaming Bush & she will succeed.

You've already bought into Hilda the Witch winning in 2016? Sheesh, friend. Save yourself the pain, and turn off FR for the rest of your life.

15 posted on 08/13/2013 10:47:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GeronL
The Cities will most likely be hit first.
Keep your generator topped up and watch as the 0banaughts remove the little carbuncle in the White hut.
Standby for a Palace coup when the Coffee machine doesn't work at six in the morning.
16 posted on 08/13/2013 10:48:46 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: Sherman Logan
Article manages somehow to avoid a sharp drop in price of nat gas as a major factor in the switch from coal. Changes the equation.

So you're saying this is a lie:

Despite a reduction in U.S. emissions over the past decade, the Obama administration has announced plans to impose expensive greenhouse gas regulations on new and existing power plants, in addition to a suite of costly new power rules already proposed or issued by EPA.

17 posted on 08/13/2013 10:51:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Windflier

Rest assured, Comrades, none of this will delay the grifter commies (nobama, the mooch and their spawn) from enjoying their parties and vacations...rest assured.


18 posted on 08/13/2013 10:51:06 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Olog-hai
We lived through the out of sight electricity prices forced on us by Enron's games. It was awful. People, especially those on fixed incomes, lost their homes because they couldn't fit $500 electric bills into their budget. The governor got booted out of office for it. Using air conditioning was out. We hung our clothes for a family of six outside to dry instead of using the dryer. We literally unplugged everything unless we were actively using it. It was tough, we had teenagers at home at the time.

We didn't learn what Enron was up to until it was too late. Everyone said it was weird, how is it that one year we had enough power but the following year we didn't (by a significant margin) because they were shutting down and rerouting supply and laughing all the way to the bank.

By the time people start getting the massive bills after Obama's antics, the plants will already have been shut down. They will find a way to blame it on Republicans and the people will buy it. We will all be impoverished what with Obamacare premiums and skyrocketing electricity prices.

Obama is doing exactly what he said he would do but the masses didn't listen, they were too busy imbuing him with power to bring about whatever was their pet fantasy.

19 posted on 08/14/2013 12:27:56 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

No, it’s not a lie.

But the article implies that there is only the stick of regulations causing the drop in coal-fired plants. When the carrot of relatively lower gas prices has at least as much to do with it.

IOW, there are several factors to the equation, as there are in most.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 4:08:33 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Windflier

Citizen, you are short sighted and selfish. The dear leader has stated that energy prices must necessarily skyrocket. It is all part of his master plan that is good for everybody.


21 posted on 08/14/2013 4:29:50 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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22 posted on 08/14/2013 7:54:28 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Thanks to the RINOs and RATs in Congress.


23 posted on 08/14/2013 7:55:33 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Olog-hai

Forget the price of energy going up how about the availability? If you are not making plans for an alternative electrical system at your house plan to spend a lot of time in the dark.


24 posted on 08/14/2013 8:31:44 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Windflier
What’s Obama planning to do? Replace those closed plants with solar panels and windmills? Maybe unicorns squirting out magic skittles for power?

Well, we could place a huge box or cage and put in the magic skittles. Then we can attract all the Travons out there and spring the trap. B-)

This disruption is going to flash back in his face. I hope so, we have traitors running this nation.
25 posted on 08/14/2013 8:54:53 AM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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