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 Post subject: Electricity providers beg Biden not to shutter power plants
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2023 8:59 am 
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In LIGHT OF 1700 MEGAWATTS THAT WAS JUST TORN DOWN AND IMPLODED ACROSS THE RIVER AND ALL THE JOBS AND MAINTAIN JOBS THAT WENT WITH IT AND

CHEAP ELECTRIC THAT WAS 6.3 A FEW YEARS AGO NOW 10 CENTS, TARIFFED RATE NOW AS OF LAST MONTH

(AND CHINA CANT BUILD THEM FAST ENOUGH COAL/NATURAL GAS PLANTS THAT IS..I SUPPOSE WHEN CHINA HAS 444 MILLION MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE 444 MILLION MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE) AND WE HAVE 333 MILION TOTAL POPULATION WITH ALOT LESS ) BUT HEY LETS PUT TRUMP IN JAIL COS ANALYZING PUBLICALLY AVAILIBLE INFORMATION AND EXPRESSING AN OPINION IS A CRIME. WHEN IT ALL GOES DOWN THE CRAPPER ONE DAY REMEMBER LET'S CHEER SOME MORE FRONT PAGE THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR COUNTRY..IDIOTS imo.

Electricity providers beg Biden not to shutter power plants in the name of climate change

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Regional electricity providers tasked with keeping America’s lights on warned Tuesday that the Biden administration must delay the retirement of fossil fuel power plants to give renewables time to catch up — or else risk major energy shortfalls.

They said grid reliability would be jeopardized by quickly transitioning electricity use from coal and natural gas to green alternatives such as wind and solar.

The transmission groups, which collectively deliver power from energy sources to tens of millions of homes in dozens of states, told reporters that extreme heat conditions this summer underscore the need to slow the closures of power plants, particularly those using coal.

“I’m not saying now’s the time to double down [on fossil fuels]; I’m just saying now’s the time to slow down on the removal of [those] assets from our footprint,” said Lanny Nickell, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southwest Power Pool, a regional transmission organization serving 14 states across the central U.S. from South Dakota to Louisiana.

Two other major regional electricity suppliers, PJM Interconnection and Tri-State Generation and Transmission, offered similar warnings.

“I would stress the need for a balanced portfolio. You do need wind, you do need solar, but you do need something to back it up,” said Tri-State Chief Operating Officer Barry Ingold. “You need something dispatchable. As we’re taking coal plants offline, our challenge is going to be … can you build a gas plant that bridges that gap?”

Tri-State provides electricity to 42 utilities across the rural West that serve 1 million consumers in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Natural gas- and coal-fired power plants generated nearly 60% of the nation’s energy last year, compared with about 20% from renewables such as wind, solar and hydropower, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA forecast last year that renewable generation would more than double by 2050 to 44%.

A proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency would force natural gas- and coal-fired plants to slash pollution by 90% before 2040 or shut down entirely. Carbon capture technology would cut pollution by storing greenhouse gas emissions underground.

The transmission organizations feared goals from some Democratic-led states and the Biden administration to achieve a net-zero power sector in the coming decade were ill-advised and unrealistic. Mr. Biden has set a federal target date of 2035 to reach 100% clean electricity. Rhode Island, New Jersey and the District of Columbia want to achieve net zero by 2035.

The transmission suppliers said 2050 is a more achievable target date for several reasons, including a growing energy demand as the U.S. electrifies more appliances and vehicles, a lengthy permitting approval process for transmission projects to dispatch clean energy, and a lack of storage technology for renewable energy.

“As long as all options are on the table, certainly, I think those goals for 2050 or 2045 are achievable. We’ve got plenty of time to get there,” Mr. Nickell said. “I’m more worried about the goals being set by 2030.”


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