Thursday, March 19

AP: "White House says" taxpayers could save billions in electricity costs by...doing away with coal? More bullshit.

Story today from the Obama-fellating Associated Press:

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

Associated Press, Mar.19, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change.

Obama's executive order also directs the government to ramp up use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of the federal government's consumption. The White House said U.S. taxpayers could save up to $18 billion in electricity costs by reducing greenhouse gases 40 percent over the next decade, compared to 2008 levels.
Unlike the emperor's decree--via his corrupt and lawless EPA--ordering tighter emission standards for coal-fired generating plants that has caused over 170 to either already be shut down or be scheduled for closure, Barry does have the legal authority to demand that his government (and it sure as fuck IS his, lock, stock and barrel) cut its emissions of "greenhouse gases."

But with that said, check the last sentence of the AP quote above:  There's no way in hell that "U.S. taxpayers could save up to $18 billion in electricity costs by reducing greenhouse gases 40 percent over the next decade"--unless one defines "could" in the same way as "Tomorrow the earth could fall into the sun!"

That saving claim is pure, unalloyed bullshit for the credulous, low-info voter.  The people who still think Barry occasionally tells the truth about anything.

People who will vote for Hillary Clinton "because she's so honest, and always looking out for people just like me!"  In other word, people too fucking dumb to breathe.

Unless you were trained as an engineer you almost certainly don't know that coal is a very efficient (thus a very low-cost) way to make electricity.  It's so efficient that coal-fired powerplants form what's called the "base-load" of the country--it spins all the time, with more-costly generating methods brought on-line at peak hours of the day.

"Reducing greenhouse gases" means cutting the use of this lowest-cost source of electricity.  Is there anyone out there who doesn't recognize what this must do to the cost of electricity?

Just kidding:  Low-info voters have no idea what that even means.  So let me explain: It means reducing the use of coal will increase the cost of electricity.  Meaning your own precious bill will way?

That's right, sparky:  Up.

Which, it should be noted for Hillary fans, is the opposite of "down."  Meaning that instead of Barry's decree saving "taxpayers" "up to $18 billion in electricity costs" you're gonna pay more

Hell, the average electric bill back east has risen a staggering 15% in the last year, since the east was most affected by the last EPA decree.

Interestingly, if you read past the first couple of 'grafs of the AP story you start to notice the weasel-phrases:
Yet it was unclear exactly how either the government or private companies planned to meet those targets.
The U.S. government is responsible for only a small portion of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but the Obama administration is hoping that taking aggressive steps at home will increase the political pressure on other countries to do the same.
Oh my's absolutely certain that after Barry gives orders that will increase the electricity bills for voters, other national leaders will be eager to do the same.  Oh, you bet.

Last year Obama set a U.S. goal to cut emissions up to 28 percent by 2025, in a joint announcement with China that boosted hopes that an aggressive climate treaty may come to fruition.

The president hasn't fully explained how he'll meet that goal, but his aides have suggested that unprecedented pollution limits he's imposing on power plants will get the U.S. much of the way there.
"His aides have suggested," huh.  That's the political equivalent of a giant red flag: it keeps the emperor from going on record himself with quite so much utter bullshit that people could point to later as solid evidence that he was lying.  Or ignorant of the facts.

Nah, if one of his staffers realized the emperor didn't know the facts and was about to release a dumbshit, bullshit statement they would have intervened.  Ergo, he did it deliberately.  Like everything else. 



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