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Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill, So Hows that Hope and Change working out for you?

Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/08/04 12:39:52
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The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas
– was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for
2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. In the mid-Atlantic area covering
New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per
megawatt. For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the
price is a shocking $357 per megawatt


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  • User Deactivated 2012/12/28 17:48:15
    All of the above
    User Deactivated
    We're sending our cheapest energy source overseas to be utilized by China and India.
  • princess 2012/12/28 04:08:05
    All of the above
    princess
    I can't wait for yet another of OVomit's failures to hit the ignorant Liberals where it hurts---in their wallet.
    They deserve the nasty "change" they asked for.
  • wtw 2012/12/27 14:38:40
    The "Bama" wants the USA to be a third world hell hole.
    wtw
    +1
    Proof he really does not give a ship about the poor!
  • DoxieDad 2012/12/27 14:18:27
    Undecided
    DoxieDad
    OH BALONEY! Another fair and balanced report from those who skew the news

    Is Obama Really Waging a War on Coal?
    ".....analysts contend the issue is complicated and nuanced and can't be reduced to simple sound bites. Although the pending EPA regulations are responsible for some coal plant closures, recent studies conclude that low natural gas prices and other market forces are a larger culprit in coal's decline—and EPA's policies are probably not even half the story."
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news...

    Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – November 2012
    Regional Prices Down 0.2 Percent Over the Month; Up 1.8 Percent Over the Year
    http://www.bls.gov/ro3/cpine.htm
  • User De... DoxieDad 2012/12/27 14:35:23
    User Deactivated
    Your consumer price index is the here and now, this article is about projected electrical costs, which are selling at 8 times the current amount. Think ahead.

    If natural gas is so much cheaper than coal, why are the projections still shooting through the roof?
  • DoxieDad User De... 2012/12/27 14:48:24
    DoxieDad
    "If natural gas is so much cheaper than coal, why are the projections still shooting through the roof?"

    Because when planning ahead you have to take into account increased cost of construction, energy production and state of the economy. When 2015 arrives these projected costs maybe higher or lower depending on here and then. We just recieved an energy increase from Duke Energy to start paying for a new Nuclear Generator not to be built until 2015/16. The problem with coal is it is becoming an energy source of the past no matter how clean they say they can make it. The Bush administration started this years ago but of course it is popular to blame Obie right now.
  • User De... DoxieDad 2012/12/27 14:52:19
    User Deactivated
    Yes, since Obie declared he was going to make it as painful as possible.
  • DoxieDad User De... 2012/12/27 15:03:17
    DoxieDad
    Well things change and change is not without pain. The fact is the days of coal fired power plants is coming to an end. The use of coal by American industry has been been growing smaller for years. Maybe it is time to start exporting coal ;ike the Arabs export oil.
  • User De... DoxieDad 2012/12/27 17:10:45
    User Deactivated
    Change doesn't have to be painful.

    I am not certain if you are serious about exporting coal. Are you?
  • DoxieDad User De... 2012/12/27 18:45:05
    DoxieDad
    Change doesn't necessarily need to be painful but as times change and new processes are found older traditional products are not used anymore. As a commercial fuel source for electric generation the change is causing pain in the coal industry.
    As for coal exports, the US is on track to export a record 125 million tons of coal this year. So, yes we have a product other countries want so in the best capitalistic tradition we make money exporting an abundent resource.

    "U.S. coal exports on record pace in 2012, fueled by steam coal growth"
    http://www.eia.gov/todayinene...
  • User De... DoxieDad 2012/12/27 19:05:11
    User Deactivated
    I thought the idea behind limiting coal production was to quit raping the environment and spewing toxins into the atmosphere. Oh well.
  • DoxieDad User De... 2012/12/27 19:07:04
    DoxieDad
    That only applies to us. The rest of the world can mess up there own litter box. :o)
  • User De... DoxieDad 2012/12/27 19:10:43
    User Deactivated
    So raping our own environment is ok, and China and India spewing tons of toxins into the atmosphere that we all share is ok, and sending our cheapest form of energy production overseas is ok, because that WILL be the great New World Order equalizer. And to top it off, they will only pay a fraction of what we will pay in carbon taxes.
  • mrdog 2012/12/27 13:55:49
    All of the above
    mrdog
    +1
    All fits very well indeedl.....but 47% are happy campers...but not for long...bark
  • mwg0735 2012/12/27 13:14:28
  • Dwight 2012/12/27 13:00:57
    All of the above
    Dwight
    +2
    It's only just started. Soon the cost of all fossil fuels will climb to untold heights. Heating a Home in the US of A will show evil Americans a little of the pain Libs think we have cost the World.

    Of course, it will be very bad for those Third World Flea Ranches since our economy will not be able to afford to take (buy) product from them.
  • Leasheryn/Lady Willpower 2012/12/27 01:31:25
    All of the above
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +3
    Bammy's an idiot
  • JustTheFacts 2012/08/19 16:19:20
    All of the above
    JustTheFacts
    +4
    Destroying America (or any nation) is easy when you starve it of energy. obama has tried this with every action regarding energy....vetoing the Keystone Pipeline, restricting drilling on government land, restricting drilling off the coast while encouraging other countries to develop drilling off their coast and giving them money to do so....

    Energy is maybe the one subject that proves what a disaster obama is.
  • OneOfTheAmericanPeople 2012/08/05 02:50:10
    The "Bama" wants the USA to be a third world hell hole.
    OneOfTheAmericanPeople
    +3
    No one notices that he has so much anger and disgust towards America, he wants Vengance for something?
  • BrianD3 OneOfTh... 2012/12/27 12:54:59
    BrianD3
    +3
    he did refer to voting for him as "getting revenge"...yea, he is angry
  • Kiosk Kid 2012/08/05 02:30:38
    All of the above
    Kiosk Kid
    +2
    There isn't much difference between a tax and a regulation that cost you more money.
  • edifyguy 2012/08/05 01:20:19
    The "Bama" wants the USA to be a third world hell hole.
    edifyguy
    +3
    I wish I had seen "All of the above." Welcome to the future, Al Gore style. The global communists will get rich, and you will get poor.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/08/04 20:30:56
    Undecided
    flaca BN-0
    The UK used to power their power stations on coal. There was major pollution of the air:
    and the cost (which should also be factored in) of respiratory disease was one of the reasons why they embraced natural gas as fields were discovered. Initially the price was high for natural gas because the economics of it on a small scale were not so good, but as the whole nation reverted to gas for much of its power, the price came down, and the air cleaned up.
  • ☆astac☆... flaca BN-0 2012/12/27 13:47:10
    ☆astac☆~PWCM
    +1
    Sure, believe that, obama is also against natural gas
  • Seonag 2012/08/04 14:24:46
    All of the above
    Seonag
    +4
    In 2008 Obama said he'd close down coal production and when he couldn't get Congress to act he got the EPA to act. And he DID say electricity prices would rise. So he did accomplish something --- even if it is bad for everyone. Time to get him out of office!
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/08/04 14:05:52
    All of the above
    Demonic Rat Hunter
  • JustThe... Demonic... 2012/08/19 16:21:13
    JustTheFacts
    +3
    You've got an excellent source of jpeg's their Demonic, and always represent well with them.
  • BrianD3 Demonic... 2012/12/27 12:56:29 (edited)
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/08/04 13:14:45
    Undecided
    Swampdog PWCM
    +6
    What do you expect from a Kenyan Muslime son of a bitch?
  • Mel the... Swampdo... 2012/08/04 13:27:41
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +7
    You are being too kind
  • Swampdo... Mel the... 2012/08/04 13:57:25
    Swampdog PWCM
    +2
    Why thank you my dear, I'll try harder not to do so. Hey I notice a lot of people have initials similar to those behind your name, may I be allowed to know what they mean, if anything? Thanks, swampy.
  • U-Dog 2012/08/04 13:04:34
    All of the above
    U-Dog
    +8
    Enjoy the new "low" prices while they last too because they still do not reflect the increased currency debasement --Poor Taxes-- the government has been engaged in over the last few years.
    hyperinflation
  • betz 2012/08/04 13:02:04
    The "Bama" is just the worst President in history
    betz
    +5
    This hope and change hasn't worked for betz since day one. I just heard on our local news that gas prices have gone up quite a bit around here. yep....give the man the boot. He talks a good talk while he's spending and schmoozing. What a guy....this prez is...what a guy.
  • GANGA~Patriotic Revolution ... 2012/08/04 12:45:48
    All of the above
    GANGA~Patriotic Revolution BL-100+
    +7


    VOTE his ASS OUT!
  • Mel the... GANGA~P... 2012/08/04 12:46:40
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +6
    And Deport him..
  • betz GANGA~P... 2012/08/04 13:02:36
    betz
    +4
    Oh I plan to Ganga...I plan to.

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