Ohio Demographics Point to a Romney Victory

Oct 27, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Free Republic

The all important Ohio presidential race is increasingly tilting in Governor Mitt Romney's favor.

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Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

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.

Why the massive price increases? Andy Ott from PJM stated the obvious:“Capacity prices were higher than last year's because of retirements of existing coal-fired generation resulting largely from environmental regulations which go into effect in 2015.” Northern Ohio is suffering from more forced coal-plant retirements than the rest of the region, hence the even higher price.

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.

House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) aptly explained:“The PJM auction forecasts a dim future where Americans will be paying more to keep the lights on. We are seeing more and more coal plants fall victim to EPA’s destructive regulatory agenda, and as a result, we are seeing more job losses and higher electricity prices.”

The only thing that can stop this massive price hike now is an all-out effort to end Obama’s War on Coal and repeal this destructive regulatory agenda.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/22/oba...
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Straight from the Horse's Mouth,

"Electricity prices will necessarily skyrocket...That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers."

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The American people rejected cap-and-trade (President Obama’s plan to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket” and “bankrupt coal”) in one of the biggest landslide elections in history in 2010. The day after that election, Obama said:“Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way. It was a means, not an end.”

http://action.americancommitment.org/6675/vot...
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Fair enough:

WTAM - Local News

Friday, May 18, 2012
FirstEnergy to add $1 billion in transmission upgrades
Costs will eventually be passed along to consumers.

(Akron)- Not long ago, FirstEnergy decided to shut down a number of coal-fired power plants because upgrading the old facilities to meet new pollution standards was cost prohibitive.

But with that decision comes a need to upgrade the transmission system. Since FirstEnergy will no longer be able to get power from those plants, changes will have to be made to access additional electricity from other sources during high usage times.

Over the next three years, FirstEnergy will spend up to $1 billion replacing and adding those transmission lines. Once the work is done, the cost will be passed along to consumers over 30 to 40 years. What that will mean for our monthly bills is not known at this time.

PJM Interconnection is the non-profit company that manages the high-voltage grid in Ohio and 13 others states. On Thursday, PJM approved approved nearly $2 billion in electric transmission upgrades that will maintain reliable electric power supplies in the wake of recently announced power plant retirements.

On a dollar basis, more than half of the improvements are in Ohio. The proposed retirement of generators along Lake Erie will require significant transmission upgrades in Ohio, particularly around Cleveland.

“Even with the retirement of older coal-fired generators, we will have enough existing and new resources in the region to keep the lights on,” said Terry Boston, PJM president and chief executive officer.“The transmission upgrades the board has approved ensure we will continue to deliver power to wherever people need it."

Read more: http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections/n...

Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill
By Phil Kerpen
Published May 22, 2012

Obama’s War on Coal has already taken a remarkable toll on coal-fired power plants in America.
Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a shocking drop in power sector coal consumption in the first quarter of 2012. Coal-fired power plants are now generating just 36 percent of U.S. electricity, versus 44.6 percent just one year ago.

It’s the result of an unprecedented regulatory assault on coal that will leave us all much poorer.
Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/22/oba...

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