Electricity is a necessity today in our homes, our schools, our businesses, our industries, and a fundamental need in all of our society.
Why is the federal Environmental Protection Agency shutting down our coal-fired electric generating plants with regulations that are not possible to achieve, especially trapping and storing all CO2?
A total of 43 percent of all our electricity is now generated by coal-fired generating plants. Electric generation now is hydro with no fuel cost, but limited. Solar generation is very limited and restricted.
Wind generation has limited and unsecured amounts. Natural gas is also coming into favor, but to generate 1 KW of electricity, it will take in heat three times the cost in BTUs of the same number of BTUs from coal.
Currently, a KW of electricity varies from about 7 cents to 10 or 12 cents.
If the EPA shuts down all the coal generating plants, it brings up two questions:
- Will there be enough electricity, which we cannot be without?
- If the cost increases to 20 cents per KW of electricity, can I afford it?
To show the uselessness of closing coal-fired electric generating plants, a big new loading port near Seattle, Wash., for coal-only shipments to China is on the drawing board.
China will then burn our coal for their cheaper electricity and industry.
How much will you and America pay for our stupid EPA?