Ready to freeze in the dark?

“The U.S. is already facing the loss of 60 gigawatts of power over the next three years, the result of older coal plants’ being forced to shut down because they cannot comply with the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards enacted in 2012. At the time, the EPA claimed that only four gigawatts of capacity would be lost.

“Those of us familiar with the industry knew better, and the agency now does not contest that 60 gigawatts of coal-generated electricity will be lost. Ninety percent of the plants slated to close due to the MATS rule were needed to provide power during the polar vortex and other periods of severe weather last winter. Is the EPA willing to gamble that we won’t have another harsh winter in the next five years?”

Sure they’ll gamble, they don’t care about us peasants. WeatherBell Analytics, which has an awful good record, is forecasting this winter to be colder longer than last. Not that the federal Democrats give a rat’s. They got theirs, sucker.

Via WSJ.

4 responses to “Ready to freeze in the dark?

  1. Sixty instead of four? Some mistake, that. So they will have to power some of that up again. Or else…

  2. Depends on how “shut down” it is shut down, whether they can do it in time to prevent a lot of very old and very young people from freezing to death way up yonder in the Nawth where it gets down below freezing for weeks at a time.

  3. Today Sennacherib crossed the wasteland known as Austin and his wrath was great. Just before smiting these creatures known as drivers, Sennacherib had a vision. It was of the glory days of Assyria, when Marduk’s temple was adorned with trophies of war. Then Sennacherib realized, a trophy, yes that’s it. A trophy not too tall 75 to 100ft , covered with the skins of Austin drivers. Topped of course with a cycling helmet and a 1980’s Volvo stationwagon emblem. And to finish the adornment Coexist, Live Strong, and 78704 bumpstickers along the bottom. In the mind of Sennacherib it was a thing of beauty and he was greatly pleased.

  4. Sounds appropriate. I feel much the same way after traversing the city by car in the daylight hours. It’s a little less crowded (tho not by much) at night.