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If you haven’t seen the latest ALEC report on the EPA, it’s time to head on over to their website, download the report, and read it. This is (or should be) essential reading for anyone in the energy sector, transportation, policy … well … pretty much anybody who is impacted by EPA regulations. (Which means all of you out there.)
Obama’s recently released climate change initiative calls for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to unleash yet another energy regulation aimed at reducing greenhouse gases from existing power plants, severely threatening the generation of affordable and reliable energy. This is only one piece of an unprecedented EPA regulatory assault unleashed in the past few years as detailed by ALEC’s latest report,The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty.
I’ve said it before, I’ll keep on saying it. The President’s climate change agenda is just another wave in the war on coal. The war on coal is a war on American industry and American jobs.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Thursday that coal will continue to play a major role in meeting America’s energy needs even as the Obama administration seeks to reduce carbon emissions and combat global warming.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Moniz dismissed claims from Republicans and some coal-state Democrats that President Barack Obama’s climate plan amounted to a war on coal. He said he and the president “strongly support an all-of-the above energy policy” that embraces traditional energy sources such as coal, oil and nuclear power, as well as renewables such as solar, wind and hydro.
Growing pressure on the U.S. coal industry from the current administration will cost jobs and raise electricity prices across the country.
The beleaguered domestic coal industry, bracing for the possibility that no more coal-burning power plants will ever be built on U.S. soil, is teaming up with other business groups to blunt the impact of President Obama’s climate-change agenda, while also shifting its business focus to exports.
Following the president’s announcement Tuesday of a sweeping plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, including at existing coal-fired power plants, some company officials said Wednesday there is also greater urgency to develop clean-coal technology, including a cost-effective way to capture and store carbon dioxide.
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Ed Farnan pulls no punches in this recent article that looks at the impacts green energy policies are having on American consumers.
A few years ago Americans were introduced to “Green Companies” with cutting edge and promising names like: Solyndra, Fisker, Abound Solar and many others. All of them were the recipients of government backed loans and almost all of them have gone bankrupt leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag for billions. …
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It seems that admitting renewable energy simply can’t compete without massive infusions of taxpayer dollars, or regulatory/legislative mandates is getting to be a habit for renewable advocates.
They are clearly making these statements in defense of their attempts to stop citizens groups from repealing renewables mandates. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact they are openly (although unintentionally) admitting their sector suffers from a fatal inability to compete without big brother’s help.
Here’s a few examples that demonstrate my point. First a quote from a Wind Power Monthly article.
Great video from the Count on Coal Facebook page. This video has clips of Congressman Andy Barr, Congressman Steve Daines & others speaking about the value of coal to this country and its workers.
Be sure to share this around!