Here he comes, again. Obama knows he’s been rejected at the ballot box. Now, he’s trying to force all these things on us and dare the Republicans in Congress and conservatives across the nation to oppose him. We have to be vigilant, and we have to hold Congress’s feet to the fire. These regulations will greatly burden our economy in the name of a pseudo-scientific political agenda.. We can’t let that happen.
From the Weekly Standard: On September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed strict new limits on emissions from coal-fired power plants. Energy industry critics, along with a number of influential unions, were quick to decry them. The regulations would limit carbon emissions for new coal plants to 1,100 pounds per megawatt hour. The technology to meet this standard, which involves pumping carbon dioxide deep underground, is so expensive that the coal industry says it will effectively prevent new coal plants from being built. Nonetheless, in a puffy New York Times profile earlier this summer—“After Delayed Vote, EPA Gains a Tough Leader to Tackle Climate Change”—EPA secretary Gina McCarthy insisted that “we don’t have a war on...
In case you need another reason why coal is going to be so important in the coming decades. Read this article here, published in Forbes.
Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants. Coal has been the fastest-growing source of energy globally over the last three decades, led by increasing electricity demand across Asia. Rising incomes across the region will ensure that electricity demand and coal consumption continue to grow rapidly through 2040. Read the rest of the story here.
Good news from the Millennium news letter.
The Scotsman recently published this great article on coal. Please read it here.