Obama’s War on Coal Will Raise Energy Prices by 80%


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Looks like electric poverty will shortly be coming to America courtesy of Obama and the Green lobby.

An Obama administration official has said that the new clean coal rules could increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent.

Dr. Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the Department of Energy, told House lawmakers that the first generation of carbon capture and storage technology would increase wholesale electricity prices by “70 or 80 percent.”

The Obama administration’s plan to fight global warming includes limiting carbon dioxide from new power plants. In order for new coal-fired power plants to be built, however, they would need to install costly carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Obama will still be able to heat the White House to Hawaii temperatures. After all, we’re the ones paying for it. Not him.

  • Soheil

    “The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

    “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.””

    http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/energy-efficiency-and-a-president-in-shirtsleeves/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

  • T800

    “once is accidental,twice is coincidence,three times is enemy action.”
    Comrade Obama blocked nuclear power by closing Yucca Mountain,is going after coal via EPA,has blocked Gulf and ANWR oil drilling,and is now going after fracking,doing everything possible to block US oil production. He killed the Keystone XL pipeline. Coal,oil,and nuclear is over 70% of US energy sources.
    See a pattern here? there’s a concerted effort by Comrade Obama to reduce US energy supplies,which DIRECTLY diminishes the US economy.
    Then there’s the LOST treaty and it’s “redistribution of wealth”.
    It’s all part of his efforts to weaken the US economically,politically,and militarily.

    Comrade Obama IS the muslim Manchurian Candidate.
    There’s a reason why,post-college,Comrade Hussein traveled to Pakistan,of all places. it’s not because he was a Christian. There’s a reason why Comrade Hussein was aided in getting into college by Saudi money and influence.

  • T800

    Consider the words of the man Comrade Obama hired as his top adviser on science and technology, John P. Holdren:

    “A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to DE-DEVELOP the United States. Resources and energy must be diverted from frivolous and wasteful uses in overdeveloped countries to filling the genuine needs of underdeveloped countries.De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation. This effort must be largely political.”

    “Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations,” wrote Obama’s future science adviser, along with Paul and Anne Ehrlich, “is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided to every human being.”

  • truebearing

    Strangling our energy supply is like severing someone’s spinal cord. It will paralyze food production, travel, shipping, manufacturing, heating and lighting our homes, driving our cars, and will grind this country down to a complete halt.

    Obama has to be removed ASAP. Anyone who doesn’t vote against the Democrats in the congressional elections this year is a self-destructive fool and a traitor.