The brilliant Paul Driessen.
The agency’s plan will do little good and much damage
By Paul Driessen ~
The Environmental Protection Agency has twisted 280 words in the Clean Air Act into 2,690 pages of Clean Power Plan regulations and appendices. The Clean Power Plan requires that states slash their utility-sector carbon dioxide emissions an average of 32% below 2005 levels by 2030.
At least 12 states will have to impose 40% to 48% reductions. Those states now get 50% to 96% of their electricity from coal, and nearly all their electricity from coal and natural gas. Further complicating matters, even replacing coal-fired units with natural gas turbines is highly restricted under the plan.
Replacing this power generation with wind and solar will disrupt grid reliability, risk brownouts and blackouts, and bankrupt many businesses, families, and communities.
Coal-reliant states currently pay 8 to 9 cents per kilowatt-hour. Their rates will likely go well beyond…
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