Where’s the EPA’s Evidence?
What now? Yes, it’s true. President Joe Biden promised/threatened to activate the administrative state to address and solve the “climate crisis.” To that end, while not an immediate violent action, Americans are going to suffer a slow meltdown as they experience and enjoy life under a reduced U.S. carbon emission strategy.
The Role of the Federal Government
Francis Menton calls this strategy a “war against the economy” that “no longer does justice to what is going on.”
This is a full-blown attack by suicide bombers. They are so crazed with the righteousness of their cause that they couldn’t care less about the destruction and devastation they might cause to the innocent people around them, let alone even about their own death. Who ever thought our federal government would get into such a role?
President Biden has promised — threatened — to activate the administrative state at every level to address and solve the “climate crisis.” In the orthodoxy of the Biden/Democrat climate cult, this is to be accomplished by reducing U.S. carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
The New Power Plant Rule Is a Death Sentence
This one is 682 pages.
Again, it never explicitly says that fossil fuel power plants are banned; it’s just that the emissions standards that they set cannot be met by any fossil fuel plant. The WSJ on May 11 calls the rule a “death sentence” for fossil fuel power plants.
Even More Energy Required?
If fossil fuel plants capture the carbon emissions from their exhaust, they can continue to operate. The Manhattan Contrarian considers the idea of carbon capture as a “war against the second law of thermodynamics.”
Trying to capture CO2 from power plant emissions requires energy, and the higher the percentage of the emissions you want to capture, the more energy it takes.
If you insist on capturing all … the emissions and somehow storing them permanently, it’s going to take more energy than the power plant produces.
There has been endless talk about carbon capture for more than a decade, and there is almost nothing in the way of functional carbon capture systems, because as they capture enough carbon to be meaningful, their cost soars out of control.
The Regulatory Onslaught Continues
Surely, you must be thinking, there will be a functional replacement for the fossil fuel plants by the time they are forced out of business.
This rule doesn’t trouble itself with such matters. That’s for the low status people to figure out. Over here at EPA, we are much too important for that. Our job is to save the planet.
What can you expect? More such regulations, notably in home appliances. Meanwhile, enjoy the taste of last night’s crusted-on spaghetti dinner.
Read more about Democrats’ war on energy in:
- Want to Taste Last Night’s Spaghetti, Again
- Joe Biden’s Death Warrant for Fossil Fuel Plants
- Mayor Adams Going Full Vegetarian
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