Coal

Hardly, Zachary Shahan, hardly

by Skip March 31, 2014

(Emphasis mine, reformatted): Terrorists could knock US electricity grid out for 1.5 years, but more solar power could help protect it The idea that the US electricity grid could be knocked out for 1.5 years is a bit shocking. But that’s what the agency in charge of protecting it has revealed.  It may have all […]

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Speaking of the EPA – Forcing Pennsylvania to downsize

by Skip October 7, 2013

Really!  With their new coal industry killing regulations, and that PA’s electrical generation is heavily skewed to coal,well, the obvious is about to happen. From Junk Science (“Pennsylvania prepares to downsize economy rather than build more power plants“), we see that (with all due respect to Mary Poppins)  “money will make the crap go down, […]

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War on Coal – battleground Ohio

by Skip August 14, 2013

The EPA is nothing more than Obama’s own “hatchet man” that is implemented his policy of Determined Weakness (TM) in the energy industry. Since he is above the Law and above the Constitution, our Constitutional Lecturer (and he has never stopped lecturing us) President, Obama can and is simply ignoring the fact that Congress never […]

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The only Obama campaign promise that has come true: “laser like focus on jobs”

by Skip July 7, 2013

When is the last time that a President decided to kill off an entire private sector industry?  Never recall seeing that in the enumerated powers of the US Constitution… (H/T: Powerline)

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This will drive the Greenies at TreeHugger nuts!

by Skip December 19, 2012

Over at Breitbart is a post with this headline:     “Coal Use Set To Surpass Oil In  A Decade: IEA“.  I used to go over and post comments over at TreeHugger, as regular readers of the ‘Grok know, and bring the Lefty Enviro-wacko stream of consciousness back here just so that you see what the mindset […]

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Data Point – Federal Subsidies for electric power

by Skip December 10, 2012

    Yes, the enviros can complain that coal gets more of a subsidy than solar; true enough.  Add the subsidies for the top 4 items vs the renewables?  No contest – fossil fuels get $4.557 billion while renewables get $5.954 Billion.  In the end, however, is what is the bang for the buck.  It […]

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Book Review – Rebuild the Dream by Van Jones – Part 1: Lie 1

by Skip July 1, 2012

As I posted here, I purchased a copy of Van Jones’ new book and had it signed by Van himself.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a shot to start reading it.  Until today. There’s been a lot of stuff going on, both in my blogging life as well as in the life outside of the laptop […]

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Where Has The Other Senator Ayotte Gone?

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2012

Obama’s war on coal is netting some unusual suspects as supporters.  New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, who indicates that she has a history of preventing outside meddling with policy of this nature, voted against a resolution that would have overturned the EPA’s utility MACT rule. From her Web Site Continuing New Hampshire’s tradition of protecting […]

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EPA decides to be both Legislative and Executive Branch – outlaws coal generated electricity

by Skip March 27, 2012

So, where is all that electricity going to come for Obama’s million electric cars? 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 […]

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