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15 days ago.
by absolem
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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Teapartier

Me 2 beright.. Let the other ignoramuses like owo blabber on.

Posted 86 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Yes I'm sure its a vast conspiracy to let the communists and socialists take over our country ! Now your thinking like ole whiny pus^ !

Posted 86 days ago.

BeRight

I have worked in these industries and I agree with the power producer’s rebuttal:

Power producers contend the exemptions are needed because emission control equipment in a power plant must reach certain temperatures to effectively control emissions. They maintain power plants are unable to meet emission standards outside normal operating conditions and that the new rule ignores the science and chemistry involved in the operation of a power plant.

Posted 86 days ago.

BeRight

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule directing 36 states to stop providing exemptions for emission violations during the startup, shutdown or malfunction (SSM) of a power plant. The rule rolls back decades-old policy that provided utilities an “affirmative defense” against enforcement actions and exemption from emission standards during SSM events. The new rule will remove these exemptions. The 36 states directed to change their policies to prohibit exemptions for SSM events have until Nov. 22, 2016 to comply. EPA’s action is a response to a 2011 petition for rulemaking filed by the Sierra Club. Environmental groups were quick to claim victory in a long battle over what they describe as regulatory loopholes.

Posted 86 days ago.

Stillhere

Stay on topic buffy

Posted 89 days ago.

Stillhere

So nascar do you deny obama made that statement?

Posted 89 days ago.

Ohwiseone

No morals , no ethics and certainly NO BACKBONE !Just a Lying Troll !

Posted 89 days ago.

Ohwiseone

What ??? someone does'nt say they agree with your lying arse you"»Report Abuse" ! What a pus^y !Thats it keep up your idiocy ! Heres something you might understand chicken farmer ! Your chickens will eventually come home to roost and I'll be there !

Posted 89 days ago.

Stillhere

»Report Abuse Stillhere So if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them…”– Barack Obama speaking to San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008

Posted 16 hours ago.

Posted 89 days ago.

NasCarNut

Ripe for Retirement: The Case for Closing America's Costliest Coal Plants (2012)

December 2012

Posted 89 days ago.

BeRight

Wood is less energy-dense than coal, so it takes more of it to produce the same amount of electricity. And because oaks and maples mature slowly, it takes decades for new saplings to absorb the amount of carbon dioxide that escapes from a chimney when the trees are burned, scientists say. But the bottom line, activists say, is that the companies are using the wrong kinds of trees to make pellets.

“The pellet industry and the [British] utility have been deceptive about the sources of wood they use,”

Posted 89 days ago.

Teapartier

Biomass, solar and wind cannot supply the baseload power that is needed for the grid contrary to the fantasies of Greenpeace people. Heavy hitters like coal, nuclear, hydro or gas is needed.

Posted 89 days ago.

BeRight

In reality, these scientists say, Europe’s appetite for wood pellets could lead to more carbon pollution for decades to come, while also putting some of the East Coast’s most productive wildlife habitats at risk.“From the point of view of what’s coming out of the smokestack, wood is worse than coal,” said William H. Schlesinger, the former dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences and one of nearly 100 scientists to sign a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency last year asking for stricter guidelines on using biomass to generate electric power. “You release a lot of carbon in a short period of time, and it takes decades to pull that carbon back out of the atmosphere.”

Posted 89 days ago.

Teapartier

Between the liars that try to convince people these units were "scheduled to close" and the idiots that do not understand generation and the power grid - the industry and the state of Ohio and the coal fields of WV and Kentucky are in for some bad times coming up soon.

Posted 89 days ago.

BeRight

OAK CITY, N.C-For the sake of a greener Europe, thousands of American trees are falling each month in the forests outside this cotton-country town.

Every morning, logging crews go to work in densely wooded bottomlands along the Roanoke River, clearing out every tree and shrub down to the bare dirt. Each day, dozens of trucks haul freshly cut oaks and poplars to a nearby factory where the wood is converted into small pellets, to be used as fuel in European power plants.

European officials promote the trade as part of the fight against climate change. Burning “biomass” from trees instead of coal, they say, means fewer greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. But that claim is increasingly coming under challenge. A number of independent experts and scientific studies — including a new analysis to be released this week — are casting doubt on a key argument used to justify the cutting of Southern forests to make fuel.

Posted 89 days ago.

Teapartier

And most of the units were running right up until the end because they were PAID FOR and very cheap power for the consumers.. Nat gas is cheap - for now so all is OK - for now.. When Nat gas goes up, so will your bill. Guaranteed..

Posted 89 days ago.

Stillhere

More than 72 gigawatts (GW) of electrical generating capacity have already, or are now set to retire because of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations. The regulations causing these closures include the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (colloquially called MATS, or Utility MACT)[1], proposed Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)[2], and the proposed regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

Posted 90 days ago.

Stillhere

Care to show how these plant were "scheduled to close"? This is yet another lie from you Munster, whos surprised>?

Posted 90 days ago.

Stillhere

So if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them…”– Barack Obama speaking to San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008

Posted 90 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Well TP these out of date obsolete power plants were scheduled for shut down before Obama took office so .......

Posted 90 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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