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piasabird

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Conserve power my ass. Try going without air conditioning with all this drought we are going through. The Mississippi river is so low they are digging up channels to remove rocks so the barges can keep going. Good luck conserving energy this summer???

Might be a good time to purchase some new windows.

Meanwhile expect to see some more higher taxes.
 
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ElFenix

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Conserve power my ass. Try going without air conditioning with all this drought we are going through. The Mississippi river is so low they are digging up channels to remove rocks so the barges can keep going. Good luck conserving energy this summer???

Might be a good time to purchase some new windows.

Meanwhile expect to see some more higher taxes.
apparently most people are too dumb to program their thermostats properly. i bet we'd save more than the amount of energy that's being taken off line just with everyone properly programming their thermostats.
 

Doppel

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Originally Posted by MomentsofSanity
Does that comment make you proud of yourself?



and they are doing just that.

Come on down :D
Wrong. Bottom feeders like you will always bottom feed, regardless of size of the pie.
 

K1052

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So rules that haven't been actually imposed are responsible....

I see no implemented policy that can be directly blamed for current closures. If the rules actually go into force you'd have a case. On the practical side the owners of old coal plants have known for decades that the day would eventually come when they'd have to equip with emissions controls, switch fuels, or shut down. They did not do so because of the MANY delays and exemptions that have been handed out during that time frame. The prospect of repeating that bureaucratic feat is lessened and faced with low NG prices, aging facilities, and slumping power demand such old facilities are no longer economical to operate.

The regulatory influence is nearly glacial on this aspect of the industry.
 

Ventanni

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States have had years to plan for this. It'll be expensive to build new plants, but perhaps some of the savings will be made up in health care costs as these dirty coal plants won't be online anymore.

I'm not an environmental chest beater, but the mining process and burning to create power is pretty dirty stuff.
 

ShintaiDK

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Conserve power my ass. Try going without air conditioning with all this drought we are going through. The Mississippi river is so low they are digging up channels to remove rocks so the barges can keep going. Good luck conserving energy this summer???

Might be a good time to purchase some new windows.

Meanwhile expect to see some more higher taxes.
Try take a thermal cam and monitor your home on a hot day, and see how much cold air leaks. Also look n other appliances in the house. Since your AC needs to remove their heat too.
 

wirednuts

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Conserve power my ass. Try going without air conditioning with all this drought we are going through. The Mississippi river is so low they are digging up channels to remove rocks so the barges can keep going. Good luck conserving energy this summer???

Might be a good time to purchase some new windows.

Meanwhile expect to see some more higher taxes.
if everyone ran their a/c's on high and let the condensate drain into the water supply you guys would live.
 

K1052

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But it's much cheaper to decommission plants in Chicago. Just leave the gate unlocked and within a few hours someone will steal them. ;)
Actually one of them is so freaking old they want to turn it into a museum. Thomas Edison himself signed the visitors log.
 

werepossum

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Actually one of them is so freaking old they want to turn it into a museum. Thomas Edison himself signed the visitors log.
Cool. I'd visit it.

My wife and I really, really wanted to go inside that abandoned powerhouse in Niagara but it was locked up. You could see inside though and the level of finish was akin to a federal building today. Power plant with terrazzo tile floors? WTH? Gorgeous old building.
 

dmcowen674

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Cool. I'd visit it.

My wife and I really, really wanted to go inside that abandoned powerhouse in Niagara but it was locked up. You could see inside though and the level of finish was akin to a federal building today. Power plant with terrazzo tile floors? WTH? Gorgeous old building.
What? Niagara is not producing hydro power anymore?

Is this on American side or Canadian side or both?
 

Londo_Jowo

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Cool. I'd visit it.

My wife and I really, really wanted to go inside that abandoned powerhouse in Niagara but it was locked up. You could see inside though and the level of finish was akin to a federal building today. Power plant with terrazzo tile floors? WTH? Gorgeous old building.
The turbine/generator deck always is designed to be appealing and maintained clean for investors/visitors tours. Go down to the condensor/auxilliary level and there's a big difference in the appearance.

If you want to see an really impressive powerhouse you need to go into one that belongs to a university. The floors are so clean you can damn near eat off them.
 

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