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Monday, January 08, 2018

Liberals paid dearly last week for global warming hysteria

Usually when liberals are wrong about something, they pay no penalty for their error. For example, their false claim that Trump's election led to more hate crimes went unpunished because by the time the truth arrived, liberals had changed subjects to a whole new set of lies: Russian dossier.

For decades, liberals got away with global warming lies -- even changing the name to climate change in an effort to obscure the falseness of their prophesies.

But last week their lies caught up with them, and cost them dearly.

In New England, they shut down coal plants in favor of natural gas plants. The reason was an irrational fear of carbon dioxide, which is a nutrient essential to 99.99% of life on this planet.

Plants convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates, which are food for animals. The circle of life depends on photosynthesis.

Natural gas is great for heating homes, although heating oil is very popular in New England.

But when you use the same commodity to heat your home that you do to light it, then you increase demand which in turn increases prices.

When temperatures plunged last week, New England had to scurry to buy natural gas on the spot market.

Forbes reported that on January 4, Appalachians paid an average of $4.02 per unit of natural gas whilst New Englanders paid an average of $87.47.

Not only did heating bills soar but electric bills as well.

Well-played, liberals.

From Forbes:
Brutal cold brought record low holiday temps from the midwest through New England. Boston hasn't seen such a cold spell since 1872.  Power prices in New England have exploded to $190 per megawatt-hour today, with a peak last night of $289 per mwh (versus an annual median closer to $50 per mwh). It could get worse. A snow-and-ice bomb is on its way up the eastern seaboard, bringing with it the potential for hurricane-force winds off the coast. Tallahassee, Florida this morning saw its first snow in 28 years. Ice cover on the Great Lakes is expanding rapidly. Cape Cod could get a foot of snow.
To keep America warm, power plants are burning a record amount of natural gas -- 143 billion cubic feet per day. (Compare that with 125 bcfd during the 2014 Polar Vortex.) In Boston natural gas for prompt delivery exploded in price to $35 per million British thermal units, making it the priciest gas market in the world.
Here in Poca, West Virginia, our electric bills are high in the summer, and low in the winter, while our utility bills are low in the summer, and high in the winter.

My electric and gas bills are $183 a month. Total. That's $2,196 a year. I keep it at 70 in the winter, 74 in the summer.

West Virginia's electric prices averaged 8.12 cents per kilowatt hour in 2015.

Massachusetts average 16.46 cents.

Don't want our coal? Fine. That keeps the prices low and likewise, keeps Don Surber's electric bills low.

Want our natural gas? Fine. But we are going to charge you just a little but extra -- say up to $83.45 more per unit depending on how badly you want it on any particular day. Some of that gas is taxed by the state of West Virginia.


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  1. Wow, power prices peaked at 29 cents per kWh in NE. My heart bleeds for them. In Hawaii, where the power companies mostly burn oil to generate electricity, the price of electricity is 30 cents per kWh (and more) throughout the year. As the locals say, that's the price of living in paradise.

  2. I recall reading a few years ago that the NE shut down nuclear and bet on wind, solar, nat-gas over "carbon" because of political correctness.
    Too bad the media won't inform them and they'll shake their heads in ignorance and disbelief over their utility bills. They'll say "greedy power companies!" and "more taxes to help the poor pay power bills!" instead "bad, politicized decisions and poorly informed voters".
    JimNorCal, a deplorable SurBot

    1. It is Democrat policy to raise power bills and divert some of the extra cash to big donors like Warren Buffett. Voters reap what they sow on the coasts.

  3. They have also been against gas pipelines which would have made more gas available to them at a cheaper price. Liberalism is a mental disease. - GOC

  4. Natural has? Ho Hum. Just a few more lies to lure the sheeple back to sleep. What's a few more lies between friends.

  5. For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth FALSELY. - Jeremiah 6:13

    - Elric

    1. Galatians 6:7 (King James Version)

      7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

  6. They went into it with their eyes open, but their brains were turned off.

  7. Obama, who promised to kill the coal industry, is nice and comfy. That should warm the cockles of your heart, New England.

  8. It'll get worse:

    --New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced plans to shut down the zero carbon Indiana Point Nuclear Plant, as part of his grand strategy to combat climate change.

    New York Aims to Replace Nuclear Power With Clean Energy

    Gov. Cuomo promises declining carbon emissions even as the state closes the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

    By Jeremy Deaton

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans this week to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which supplies electricity to New York City and surrounding areas. The plant’s two working reactors — which account for roughly 10 percent of the state’s power generation — are slated to go offline in 2020 and 2021, more than a decade ahead of schedule.--

  9. I have a 1000 sq ft house on the Canadian prairies and paid $400 to heat my house with natural gas.

    That was for ALL of last year, not just for one month. Electricity was about $60 a month.

  10. Vermont's nuclear power plant was shut down in 2014, leaving most of the State dependent on New York for their power.

    MA's Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, MA will shut down this coming June.

    Both were incredibly reliable producers of baseline electricity, with zero CO2 emissions.

    In their place, lots of wind farms and solar panels, everywhere, that are incredibly unreliable, produce trivial amounts of energy (typically only when demand is NOT peaking), and require large amounts of "rare earth" metals that are obtained by open pit mining in China and Bolivia (what Libs would refer to as, "raping the earth").

    Oh, and while vastly increasing their dependency on natural gas, they blocked construction of a natural gas pipeline.


  11. Wait, I thought my PV Panels could heat my home!!! BWHAHAHAHA