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10/09/2017 1:41 pm  #1


Subsidizing Coal

This is conservative?

Perry’s argument is so ludicrous that it bears repeating. He claims that we need to subsidize huge coal piles to ensure grid resiliency to extreme events like the Polar Vortex. But during the Polar Vortex, coal plants were shut down because they couldn’t operate at such low temperatures, and because their big coal piles were frozen. And this isn’t the only example of grid resiliency without coal – during Hurricane Harvey, coal piles were too wet to be transported to power plant boilers. During record heat waves this summer, California’s grid proved reliable as a result of factors like renewables and energy storage, not coal.

It’s abundantly clear that the Trump administration is looking for an excuse to prop up the failing coal industry, because they’ve made it a cog in their culture wars. And so Rick Perry ignored the findings of his own department’s grid reliability report and made up some nonsense about how we need huge piles of coal to justify giving the industry a bailout in the form of taxpayer-funded subsidies.



Trump’s plan to bail out failing fossil fuels with taxpayer subsidies is perverse

Coal can no longer compete in the free market, so the Trump administration wants to prop it up with taxpayer subsidies

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/oct/09/trumps-plan-to-bail-out-failing-fossil-fuels-with-taxpayer-subsidies-is-perverse?CMP=fb_us


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10/09/2017 4:42 pm  #2


Re: Subsidizing Coal

I never cease to be amazed by the stupidity of this Administration. 


"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"
 
 

10/09/2017 5:30 pm  #3


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It would be nice if this administration would join the rest of us in the 21st century.  Coal is so 'yesterday' .

 

10/13/2017 9:53 am  #4


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When angry, count ten before you speak, if very angry, an hundred.
 Thomas Jefferson

 
 

10/13/2017 9:56 am  #5


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Common Sense wrote:

http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/58418014e02ba7e5008b72ad-1689/undefined

 
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"Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required."
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10/13/2017 10:59 am  #6


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Wasn't it a short while ago the R-tribe was complaining about subsidizing alternative energy sources ? 


"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"
 
 

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