Friday, June 14, 2013

Obama freely admits March 2012 EPA ruling against electric utilities won't effect US CO2 emissions, rather it will send a strong signal 'internationally' and help 'stimulate investment'

"Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units," EPA, Carbon Pollution Standard, Fed. Register, draft, 3/27/12

p. 49, "While this proposed rule also will not have direct impact on U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases under expected economic conditions, it provides assurance that emission rates from new fossil fuel-fired generation will not exceed the level of the standard and will send a strong signal both domestically and

internationally. Domestically, this proposed rule can further 
stimulate investment in CCS and other clean coal technologies, 
by making it clear that such technologies do provide a clear path forward for new coal-fired generating capacity.

to consider less GHG-intensive forms of power generation."...via

Does the EPA not really care about global warming 

or are they working to end America's use of coal?

Does the EPA only want to increase the price of energy by making it harder to build low-cost electricity generation? 

What explains the EPA's actions? And why are taxpayers paying for this nonsense?

The only thing we know for sure is that the EPA claims that global warming is a problem and then announces rules that the agency admits does nothing about it. Draw your own conclusions."


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