U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-22-2011, 08:56 AM
 
69,372 posts, read 55,536,220 times
Reputation: 9363

Advertisements

American Patriot Journal » Blog Archive » Dark Ages: EPA Regulations Forces Closing of 5 Power Plants

In a statement outlining its plan to comply with EPA’s regulations, AEP said it would need to retire 6,000 megawatts of coal-fired power generation in the coming years.

The company, one of the country’s largest electric utilities, estimated that it will cost between $6 billion and $8 billion in capital investments over the next decade to comply with the regulations in their current form.

The costs of complying with the regulations will result in an increase in electricity prices of 10 to 35 percent and cost 600 jobs, AEP said.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:06 AM
 
26,848 posts, read 19,103,609 times
Reputation: 14337
it's all part of the 'necessarily skyrocket' plan...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:07 AM
 
11,382 posts, read 7,358,416 times
Reputation: 4533
We should transition all coal power plants over to nuclear power plants ASAP.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
58,195 posts, read 41,033,815 times
Reputation: 29934
I don't see any claim by AEP that the EPA regs won't have a beneficial impact on the environment so their claim is what? That they should be allowed free rein to pollute as they please? All in the name of their bottom line?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
31,777 posts, read 24,916,390 times
Reputation: 12178
Quote:
Originally Posted by pghquest View Post
American Patriot Journal » Blog Archive » Dark Ages: EPA Regulations Forces Closing of 5 Power Plants

In a statement outlining its plan to comply with EPA’s regulations, AEP said it would need to retire 6,000 megawatts of coal-fired power generation in the coming years.

The company, one of the country’s largest electric utilities, estimated that it will cost between $6 billion and $8 billion in capital investments over the next decade to comply with the regulations in their current form.

The costs of complying with the regulations will result in an increase in electricity prices of 10 to 35 percent and cost 600 jobs, AEP said.
AEP is doing what petroleum companies have been doing for years... increasing production, using minimum resources, to minimize its costs. To think that corporations are actually thinking about YOU, well...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:12 AM
 
69,372 posts, read 55,536,220 times
Reputation: 9363
Quote:
Originally Posted by burdell View Post
I don't see any claim by AEP that the EPA regs won't have a beneficial impact on the environment so their claim is what? That they should be allowed free rein to pollute as they please? All in the name of their bottom line?
its not going to affect their bottom line, they are going to pass the costs onto the consumer Is this the best response you could come up with? Who gives a dam what costs go to? Why dont we quadruple the cost of electricity, think about how clean the environment will be then
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:20 AM
 
69,372 posts, read 55,536,220 times
Reputation: 9363
Quote:
Originally Posted by EinsteinsGhost View Post
AEP is doing what petroleum companies have been doing for years... increasing production, using minimum resources, to minimize its costs. To think that corporations are actually thinking about YOU, well...
What does that have to do with the topic?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
31,777 posts, read 24,916,390 times
Reputation: 12178
Quote:
Originally Posted by pghquest View Post
What does that have to do with the topic?
Unless the topic's sole intent is to bash Obama and EPA, "that" has everything to do with the topic. AEP is shifting/consolidating production, just like corporations have shifted/consolidated offices to be more efficient, and oil companies have closed nearly half of the refineries over last 30 years, but also increasing production. The plants you read/heard about aren't worth the cost. AEP itself admits that they have been rarely put to use considering low cost/availability of natural gas.

Corporations like AEP not only need consumers, they also have the desire to maximize profits at any cost, and they could always use politics to play the game, with just enough people carrying the torch for them. What thinking entity wouldn't want a win-win situation? Those carrying the torch... well, they are a whole different category of folks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
30,480 posts, read 20,126,631 times
Reputation: 8392
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winter_Sucks View Post
We should transition all coal power plants over to nuclear power plants ASAP.

Why?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:41 AM
 
39,507 posts, read 40,839,364 times
Reputation: 16310
Quote:
Originally Posted by burdell View Post
All in the name of their bottom line?
The power company is not going to absorb the costs and they will passed onto the consumers and business's. It's the bottom line of the entire country because the cost of energy effects everything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top