Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill. “The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. … These are not computer models or projections or estimates. These are the actual prices that electric distributors have agreed to pay for new capacity. The costs will be passed on to consumers at the retail level.” Think what that’ll do for the economy.

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Missile Command May 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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I hope Chairman O gets some lumps of coal in his Ramadan stocking this year. Dirty, brown, sulfur-laden coal.

KW Willy May 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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I truly pray someone is slappin lumps on this soon to be unemployed after November ex president’s head because of all his stupid epa legislation!! I mean, what a f**king idiot, but hey, he did promise this is what he would do. How do you like him now democrats of the North East?

Guy Smiley May 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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Or how about something that closely resembles coal but is much softer and smells bad?

poppajoe49 May 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm

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Obungles head is full of that stuff!

StrinaM May 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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Obama is just keepin his campaign promise that energy rates would necessarily skyrocket under his administration.

odeepthinker May 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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Just more change coming to the average working American and none of it is any good for us.

poppajoe49 May 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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SERIOUSLY???
I just got a $180 electric bill. If it goes up by 8.5 times the amount it is now (136/16=8.5) then my electric bill will go up to $1530/month! That’s more than my current electric bill, mortgage, taxes, insurance, car insurance, cable bill, cell phone bill, and sewer and water bills COMBINED!!!
If Obungles wants to drive the country into the deepest sepression imaginable, all he has to do is get this to become a reality!

poppajoe49 May 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm

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FTA:

The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt.

In the mid-Atlantic area covering New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per megawatt.

For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the price is a shocking $357 per megawatt.

Rick May 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

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Where did you find that data? I would like to see if they have projections for the entire country.

Alien May 23, 2012 at 10:38 am

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those are in Phil Kerpen’s piece

Ruben May 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm

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Romney presidency day one: Keystone XL Pipeline approval.
Romney presidency day two: reverse this foolishness.

poppajoe49 May 23, 2012 at 3:57 am

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Two more reasons to vote for Romney.

flashingscotsman May 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

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Of course, Cain would have done the same things, but the Democrats were terrified of a self-made black man.

poppajoe49 May 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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Why do you think they worked so hard to discredit him with innuendo?

Alien May 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm

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I’m not too worried yet. Its been priced higher, just a couple years ago. I don’t think this raw cost for delivery-to-grid is the chief input into consumer pricing–otherwise we’d have experienced it before

Year        RTO
(MW-day)  Price(MW)

2007-8     $40.80
2008-9     $111.92
2009-10   $102.04
2010-11   $174.29
2011-12   $110.00
2012-13   $16.46
2013-14   $27.73
2014-15   $125.99

Its expected to drop 2016-17 when retired coal plants get priced out and new natural gas is online

I think Phil Kerpen should’ve mentioned this

toocoldinwa May 23, 2012 at 9:21 am

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An opportunity for the Chinese to import all of our “excess” coal. And maybe a chance to profit by buying coal stocks in the cellar now and unload them in a few years after they rebound in price. Peabody and Arch Coal have broken through their 52 week lows and the trajectory appears to be down even more. The nutjobs will have saved us by moving consumption of our coal abroad.

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