The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Retirement Discussions / Retired Fools


Subject:  Obama's war on consumers Date:  9/11/2013  9:11 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  18616 of 21480

This month, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose standards that will establish stricter pollution limits for gas-fired power plants than coal-fired power plants, according to individuals who were briefed on the matter but asked not to be identified because the rule was not public yet.

The revised rule, which would impose greenhouse gas limits on power plants for the first time, will still require utilities to install costly carbon controls on coal plants.

The average U.S. natural gas plant emits 800 to 850 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt, and coal plants emit an average of 1,768 pounds. According to those familiar with the new EPA proposal, the agency will keep the carbon limit for large natural gas plants at 1,000 pounds but relax it slightly for smaller gas plants. The standard for coal plants will be as high as 1,300 or 1,400 pounds per megawatt hour, the individuals said Wednesday, but that still means the utilities will have to capture some of the carbon dioxide they emit.

He promised to skyrocket your utility bills, and he's doing just what he promised......

Get set to see WV and KY and other states going into major depression (as if those states are not already there) as he kills another 2 million jobs in the coal industry and power plant business.

Better get set for using magic energy beads to heat/cool and light your house.....'yet to be invented'.....heh 10 times the price.

Copyright 1996-2019 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us