Thursday, October 28, 2021
Home Middle Column Obama using the EPA to shut down coal fired electricity generation in...

Obama using the EPA to shut down coal fired electricity generation in the USA

-

President Obama using the EPA to shut down coal fired electricity generation in the USA

http://www.warwickhughes.com/blog/?p=3710

These two online articles show that concern is rising in the USA about two main issues around the shutdown of coal fired power – the impact of higher electricity prices on the less well off and the reliability of the grid. I hope that policymakers in the USA can learn from Australian experience after our Coalition Govt foolishly introduced a tiny RET scheme (Renewable Energy Target) in 2001 – then in 2010 this was vastly increased by GreenLabor. Of course the USA gets 20% of electricity from nuclear energy – I do not know if that sector can take up any slack from reductions in coal use. IMHO Australia is sleepwalking towards increased risk of grid instability but adopting the 33Gwh target for 2020 has eased that risk a little. On the other hand some states are working towards higher targets. Queensland wants 50% renewable energy by 2030 and the ACT (only ~300K people) has a 90 percent renewable energy target for 2020. All against a background of China increasing emissions out to 2035 at least. Nothing we try to do matters a cup- full of warm spit.

— gReader Pro

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

Fact Checkers Fail To Refute Polar Bear Number Increases Despite Extensive ‘Expert’ Rhetoric

There’s seems to be something about polar bears that really sets off the climate change fact-checkers. Mention that the situation for the bears is...

Is Climate Alarmism an Establishment Attempt to Restore Social Control?

Over the years, I've noticed pretty much every establishment attempt to push a climate agenda is accompanied by a call for people to unite....

BBC Explains How to Have Carbon Guilt Free Sex

Worried that your sex toy might be made of petroleum products? Have you checked the ingredients in your lube? The BBC wants to help...