America’s power grid war in an off again on again moment
America’s power grid is at the limit, reports say. But I do not need the reports like the one in the Daily Caller, although it does provided helpful info. You see I live in the coal region of the USA, where our coal deposits are the largest in the world. The amount of coal trains I have seen over these many years hauling the black nuggets out of the state is innumerable.
America’s power grid war: Obama’s war
But I like many others heard Obama threaten to take down the carbon industry, which by the way includes Coal and gas; plus other items. Specifically mentioned by Obama was Coal fired electrical plants. Here is a short clip of Obama and his aim to shut em down.
America’s power grid war in an off again on again moment, continue on in post for more!
America’s power grid also is short Coal-fired electric plants as this story talks about.
Coal-fired electric generating plants will be shut down across 32 states, with the hardest hit states being Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Indiana, according to the coalition.
“Regrettably, the number of coal units being forced to close continues to grow,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE, in a statement. “Yet, EPA continues to downplay the damage its regulations are causing to the U.S. economy and to the many states that depend on coal for jobs and affordable electricity.”
Then Fox reported this concerning America’s power grid war
Tough federal emissions standards are being blamed for the closure of 15 coal-fired plants and the loss of nearly 480 jobs in Georgia.
Georgia Power plans to close the power plants, cutting its grid capacity by more than 15 percent, in a move the utility said was necessary to comply with federal regulations aimed at reducing air pollution.
“There’s no question about it, the industry is being targeted by this administration.” – Jason Hayes, spokesman for the American Coal Council
America’s power grid war: Back home
Now I know what these guys are talking about, but especially since I live in a state where Coal, oil, natural gas, and many other natural resources form the economic and social lifeline for so many people in America and around the world. We have other groups investing in these natural resources, and nations like Russia and China both have been on board in this revenue stream as well. But it is not about just money, jobs, or the EPA shutting it all down. It is about being responsible and in fact, the whole aim is to bring the carbon industry to a stop. Period, no negotiations. There is no way out, the big government and the liberals, with the Presidents help is making an ongoing successful effort to close them down. As a result, your electrical grid is more in trouble today than it was before Obama took office and when it goes down and America goes dark, Yes it will be OBAMA’s Fault, along with his supporters.
America’s power grid war: Plainly seen from abroad
Here is an excerpt of the Daily Callers warning about the recent brush with a blackout on the Electrical grid in the USA!
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Eight of the top ten of PJM’s all-time winter peaks occurred in January 2014. Heroic efforts by grid operators saved large parts of the nation’s heartland from blackouts during record-cold temperature days. Nicholas Akins, CEO of American Electric Power, stated in Congressional testimony, “This country did not just dodge a bullet ― we dodged a cannon ball.”
Environmental policies established by Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are moving us toward electrical grid failure. The capacity reserve margin for hot or cold weather events is shrinking in many regions. According to Philip Moeller, Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “the experience of this past winter indicates that the power grid is now already at the limit.”
EPA policies, such as the Mercury and Air Toxics rule and the Section 316 Cooling Water Rule, are forcing the closure of many coal-fired plants, which provided 39 percent of U.S. electricity last year. American Electric Power, a provider of about ten percent of the electricity to eastern states, will close almost one quarter of the firm’s coal-fired generating plants in the next fourteen months. Eighty-nine percent of the power scheduled for closure was needed to meet electricity demand in January. Not all of this capacity has replacement plans.
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