Administration’s EPA Continues War On American Poor!!!! New Coal Rules Expected To Raise Electric Rates By 70%-80%!!!!


The Daily Caller has this ……


EPA ‘clean coal’ rule would increase power prices by 70 or 80 percent

An Obama administration official has said that the new clean coal rules could increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent.

Dr. Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the Department of Energy, told House lawmakers that the first generation of carbon capture and storage technology would increase wholesale electricity prices by “70 or 80 percent.”

The Obama administration’s plan to fight global warming includes limiting carbon dioxide from new power plants. In order for new coal-fired power plants to be built, however, they would need to install costly carbon capture and storage (CCS)technology.

Treacherous, treasonous bastards.  This is what the American people voted for?  That they would place the paranoid delusions of a few lunatics over the well-being of their fellow citizens?

I’d respond with another lengthy explanation as to why this is so wrong, but, rationality isn’t what they’re going for here.  If these people were of any intelligence, then it must be that they’ve decided to further impoverish the American people and that they’ve placed many other things, wants and desires, above the welfare and well-being of their fellow citizens. 

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21 Responses to Administration’s EPA Continues War On American Poor!!!! New Coal Rules Expected To Raise Electric Rates By 70%-80%!!!!

  1. play nice says:

    commie is as commie does

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Add a zero.

    I have quite recently done formal CCS cost estimation for a certain organisation and its bad. Totally stupid, totally unworkable and totally unready for prime time.

    Its just a way of banning coal fired power stations. None could possibly be built under those conditions.

    • suyts says:

      You’re exactly right. I think they’re trying to factor in NG replacement plants. But, the cost of NG will necessarily raise as demand would.

      • Bruce of Newcastle says:

        Then they will add CCS to gas. They can’t now because that would force them to nuclear, which they ideologically hate.

      • suyts says:

        They’ll certainly try. I think at some point people are going to say “enough”.

        • nomoregore says:

          Probably the real reason behind this is merely to limit our use of a resource we have plenty of here in the US…. and to force our costs higher so that other countries won’t be skunked by us as much. It’s sabotage, plain and simple. For the benefit of our adversaries. It truly is an act of treason, and should be punishable by execution as far as I’m concerned.

        • suyts says:

          Agreed. They’re scumbags who hate this nation and the people in this nation. And, they’re acting upon the hate. I can’t see a better definition of treason than that.

  3. HankH says:

    Most of the low information people who voted this moron into office have their electric bills either partially or fully subsidized. When the price on electricity goes up that will make them eligible for even greater subsidies. It’s the middle class that will suffer as they will not only be contending with an almost doubled electric bill but paying higher taxes to pay for the subsidies and higher costs for manufactured goods.

  4. leftinflagstaff says:

    ‘Let them eat cake.’

  5. HankH says:

    I was doing some basic calculations. It costs me around $0.081 cents per mile to drive my car. A Tesla Model “S” costs around $0.0456 per mile in electricity cost. Add 80% to the electric cost to charge it and its up to $0.082 per mile, making it slightly more expensive to drive than mine.

    I wonder how this reality will affect the sales of electric vehicles?

  6. philjourdan says:

    And the income divide gets wider. But clueless liberals still do not understand it.

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