Friday, June 17, 2011

6,000 Megawatts Gone Forever

And that's just for starters.

Utility giant American Electric Power said Thursday that it will shut down five coal-fired power plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

In a statement outlining its plan to comply with EPA's regulations, AEP said it would need to retire 6,000 megawatts of coal-fired power generation in the coming years.

Does anyone understand just how much power that is? How many cities could go dark if we lost these 6,000 Megawatts?

One thing for certain, brownouts and selective power shut downs will increase dramatically.

Show me how this administration intends to replace this 6,000 Megawatts. With solar? Wind? Don't make me laugh.

Demand from these lunatics the plans on exactly now they will replace this lost energy: What kind of generation source, where it will be, how much it will cost, how long it will take to construct.

Demand that they provide replacement energy, watt for watt, before they close down any plant, anywhere.

Those who believe or think solar or wind will supply us with our energy needs are nothing more than day-dreaming fools. They just haven't done the math. At the same time, they refuse to allow nuclear plants to be built, or hydro-electric plants along our rivers, or gas-fired plants anywhere.

These Renaissance Fair simpletons think we should all scale back to the lifestyles of our forefathers in the 17th century: Mud shacks, tallow candles, outhouses, all of us raising chickens and sheep and planting wheat every year.

They intend to do this by not only making power too expensive for us, but making sure there is no power to be had at any price.

This is war people, and it's time to stop these lunatics. Who the hell does the EPA think it is to impose such draconian policies on America? By what authority are they doing this?

Congress better get off it's fat butt and put a short leash on the EPA before they do irreparable damage to our society and our nation.

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