Letter: Obamas’s War on the Electric Grid
Via The Sun Journal:
In 2008 President Obama stated, “If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” And under the increased onerous regulation imposed on them by the EPA, existing coal fired power plants are shutting down. The effect has also rippled through the coal mining industries in West Virginia and Pennsylvania with thousands of coal miners being laid off and mines shuttered. Coal used to supply 39 percent of the electrical demand for the U.S. By 2025, it is predicted that coal will supply only 25 percent . Our power grid is already severely taxed (no spinning reserve) given the age of the equipment (nuclear plants are already beyond their life cycle) and green energy cannot pick up the difference. The result will be rolling blackouts or worse. Those “smart meters” (there are over 43 million of them in the U.S.) can and will limit your electrical usage. Remember the carbon footprint that Al Gore so passionately talked about (but personally ignored) during his Climate Change initiative? These meters will monitor your usage and a carbon tax will be imposed on your usage as part of this initiative.
See the article here.
- On June 30, 2016