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 2:48 pm

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

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KW Willy
May 22, 2012 3:29 pm

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?

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guysmiley
May 22, 2012 3:30 pm

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

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poppajoe49
May 22, 2012 7:36 pm

Obungles head is full of that stuff!

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StrinaM
May 22, 2012 5:25 pm

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

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deepthinker
May 22, 2012 5:37 pm

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

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poppajoe49
May 22, 2012 7:42 pm

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!

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poppajoe49
May 22, 2012 7:45 pm

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.

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rick57
May 23, 2012 10:14 am

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

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Alien
May 23, 2012 10:38 am

those are in Phil Kerpen’s piece

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Ruben
May 22, 2012 8:24 pm

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

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poppajoe49
May 23, 2012 3:57 am

Two more reasons to vote for Romney.

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May 23, 2012 10:17 am

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

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poppajoe49
May 23, 2012 4:32 pm

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

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Alien
May 22, 2012 10:21 pm

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

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rightinwa
May 23, 2012 9:21 am

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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