Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The EPA Just Raised Your Energy Bill

I just have to say if this move is even constitutional because I thought only Congress can amend something like their own Clean Air Act. In any case get ready for a bump in your energy bill just in time for winter.

The Environmental Protection Agency took steps Wednesday to control the emissions blamed for global warming from power plants, factories and refineries for the first time.

The EPA proposal would require polluters to reduce six greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improving energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built. The rule applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year.

Of course the cost of the "the best available technology" will be passed right on to the poor who are still looking for jobs in the "worst recession since the Great Depression." Well at least it gives yet another incentive for power companies to start to roll out those 6 greenhouse gas free nuclear plants. I'm all for American power generation to be like Japan and France.

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