Posts Tagged ‘coal-based electricity’

EPA to impose carbon limits on power plants

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Source:  Wash Post

RULE ‘effectively bans’ coal FACILITIES Emissions proposal doesn’t cover existing sites

By Juliet Eilperin, Monday, March 26,11:33 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of conventional coal-fired facilities in the United States.

The proposed rule — years in the making and approved by the White House after months of review — will require any new power plant to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. The average U.S. natural gas plant, which emits 800 to 850 pounds of CO2 per megawatt, meets that standard; coal plants emit an average of 1,768 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt. (more…)

Get ready for electricity prices to “necessarily skyrocket”

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Source:  Hot Air

Have you had a lot of fun watching the price of gasoline shoot out of sight this year at the pump?  That will be just the appetizer.  Thanks to new regulations from the Obama administration, power companies will shut down a significant number of coal-fired plants by 2014, and without any other reliable sources of mass-produced electricity, consumers will see their bills go up as much as 60% (via Instapundit and Newsalert): (more…)

Black Crosses and black deaths

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Source:  SPPI

by Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. and Niger Innis

Attacks on coal-mining and use would trample on hopes, progress, living standards and lives

Are these people crazy? Are they so disconnected from reality that they don’t understand how vital coal is to jobs, living standards, civil rights progress and life itself?

How else can anyone react to a new environmentalist campaign to erect black crosses at coal mines and coal-fired power plants, to symbolize their opposition to this vital energy source? The Black Cross Alliance (BCA) is little more than another sordid campaign against affordable energy, especially hydrocarbons. Its policies are misguided at best, harmful and even lethal at worst. (more…)