Skip to comments.Obama EPA Regulations Kill 15 Power Plants, 480 Jobs In Georgia
Posted on 01/08/2013 10:54:35 AM PST by drewh
Georgia Power asked state regulators for permission to shut down 15 power plants yesterday, claiming new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) make the plants too expensive to run.
The 15 coal-, oil- and natural gas-fired power plants currently produce 2,061 megawatts (MW) for Georgia energy consumers. Georgia Power plans to close 11 of the plants on the exact day the EPAs new mercury regulations are set to take effect, April 16, 2015. Georgia Power will seek waivers from the EPA to keep four of the other plants open for a single year, and then shut those down too on April 16, 2016. It is unclear how the Georgia energy sector will make the 2 gigawatts up.
The EPA claims its new mercury regulation will produce $140 billion in annual benefits, but only $6 million of the benefits come from actual mercury reductions. According to Dr. Anne Smith, Senior Vice President of NERA Economic Consultings Global Environment Group, effectively all of the EPAs estimated benefits come from coincidental reductions of fine particulate matter. But fine particulate matter is already regulated by a separate section of the Clean Air Act.
The plant closures will cause at least 480 fewer power plant jobs and higher electricity rates for all Georgia energy consumers.
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That’s the night that the lights went out in Georgia.
Obama EPA Regulations Kill 15 Power Plants, 480 Jobs In Georgia
. . . . Check out article, then # 16 , 18 , # 26 .
(Ripple effects across the Country, these aren’t jobs at flipping hamburgers...)
If it took Jimmy Carter to get us a Ronald Reagan, we should be getting another George Washington after this guy!!
(Ripple effects across the Country, these arent jobs
at flipping hamburgers...)
Thanks for the ping.
Close them all now and let the Democrat aholes in Georgia suffer like the rest of us chaffing under Obama’s marxist regime.
That’s my theory of “redistributive suffering”. Or in plain English, “PAYBACK”.
Georgia went to Romney.
I can only imagine my electric bill in the summer when it is time to crank up the a/c. Damn.
Truth is give any democrap in power enough time and they will self destruct its just their nature.
Aside for the fact that many are now unemployed...what does this do to the electricity rates????
Electricity rates will necessarily spiral. Think big increases, not something insignificant.
Obama is NOT an enviro-weenie, he is someone who is working for THEM, not us. Obama is PLAYING a liberal part but he is doing these radical things to destroy the United States, not improve the country.
Think not just doubling but 10 x your present bill. When you try to keep your electric use down AND your bill is over $1000/month, then Obama will be doing the real destruction to the country that the Muslim Terrorist is wanting to do.