Posts tagged ‘energy’

March 29, 2012

Electricity Rates Rise Thanks to Obama’s election promise to bankrupt any new coal-fired electrical production

EPA to kill new coal-fired plants through first-ever greenhouse-gas regulations

posted at 8:40 am on March 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

If you thought gas prices will never stop rising, just wait until you see what happens to electricity after the Barack Obama’s EPA gets its way.  The agency will deliver on Obama’s election promise to bankrupt any new coal-fired electrical production in its first-ever regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions, the Washington Post reports.  The new regulatory regime will all but guarantee that new coal-fired plants won’t be built to replace others shutting down:
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March 8, 2012

$50 million in subsidies for wind farms

Video: Taxpayers subsidize wind-farm generation … and non-generation

posted at 8:40 am on March 8, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Taxpayers have put out billions in subsidies over the last three years for Barack Obama’s green-energy stimulus program, which has produced such success stories as Solyndra, Beacon Power, and Ener1.  But what happens when taxpayers subsidize efforts that actually produce electricity?  As people in the Pacific Northwest have discovered, they end up subsidizing green-power generation — and non-generation

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