Obama Clean Coal official says new carbon capture technologies will SKYROCKET electricity costs

Dr. Julio Friedmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal, tells Congress that their new carbon capture technology will raise wholesale prices of electricity by 70% – 80%. And then subsequent technology will raise the cost even more:

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  • John62

    Into the third world we come…

  • Conserv_58

    50’s leftist, revolutionary radical, Saul Alinsky wrote a book, “Rules for Radicals” that is Obama’s bible. Every policy decision we see him make, every cold blooded lie, every deceptive move and every underhanded tactic he employs is in direct compliance with Alinsky’s book. There is no doubt, what so ever, that Obama is a devout marxist who’s mission is to fundamentally transform America into a European style socialist government. He is evil incarnate and he and his communist ilk must be removed from our midst.

  • JKellogg

    We’re from the government and we’re here to help.

  • Holy …..!!!
    Another issue for conservatives. The problem is that the media is too overtaken by their propaganda. You gotta go over the heads of these folks. The Abbott landslide in Australia came mainly because of the carbon tax. Australians went ballistic over that.

  • johnos2112

    Even if I agree that coal is GOOD OR BAD! In other words if coal is NOT bad that does not matter. It does NOT fit my agenda. FO OBAMA!

    • clockwindingdown

      This video proves bo knows that costs get passed on to consumers, it further proves his intent in raising costs thus destroying the middle class and causing massive suffering. It will further lead to depletion of saving and force people onto public dole which in turn will lead to denial of medical benefits based on age.

      The most telling part is his admission “GOOD OR BAD” meaning the reason for doing so is not what they are telling us, it is control and destruction of America!

      “By their words you shall know them!”

      The news this morning said gas prices to rise by an expected $0.40 per gallon by Easter, reason is “government regulations forcing scrubbing of fuel storage tanks and changing over to summer blend.” Housing foreclosures to increase greatly by end of the year…

      • johnos2112

        I am sure all that will happen. Also, more people leaving the work force, cost to consumers for everything will go up. Yet the occupier in the WH will have no opposition because people like Rove will say no to that! I think end times are here!

        • clockwindingdown

          Costs due to inflation is already hitting hard. I’ve discussed with several people whom were already on tight budgets feeling the squeeze! It’s getting worse and faster then most realize.

          I agree with your last sentence, unless something changes soon its going to get nasty…

  • kong1967

    So our electricity rates will nearly double and even more down the road. For what? A freaking lie and a myth!

    This has nothing to do with global warming. This is all about crushing capitalism, reducing our ability to be a world leader, reducing our standard of living, and INCREASING government control over us. They are doing everything they can to suck the money out of our system as fast as they can.

    Democrats are destroying this country and capitalism on purpose.

  • Nukeman60

    Why is anyone surprised? As many have mentioned already, Obama himself promised back in ’06 and ’07 that electricity rates would ‘necessarily skyrocket’. Why didn’t anyone listen back then?

    What does it take for people to wake up to this ‘fundamental transformation’? Why does it have to go all the way to us actually being shot in the head for someone to be alarmed?

    People have to stop being lemmings. We don’t need an increase in minimum wages. What we need is a reduction of the cost of living. That would eliminate any need for rising wages.

    What good does raising wages 10% do, when the cost of living rises 25% because of the raise? Let’s stop all these regulations that are choking our economy and throwing us into a tailspin.

    The time is now. We MUST act.

    • timsrighty

      Perfect. I don’t have to type now. Except to say Friedmann has the worst haircut ever

  • 12grace

    Why would anyone vote for obama after he said our electricity would necessarily be higher?

    Let’s send all of our bills to obama because he intentionally shut down coal and is going after nuclear energy. He won’t be happy until the American people are living in little urban shakes with his poison light bulbs.

    • sDee

      Most progressives and liberals believe that raising energy and gasoline process in the order of 300% wil curb use, change energy policy and lead to alternate energy.

      They love this stuff. Of course, many are upper middle class and above, or they are on governemtn assistance. Neither gorup is affected significantly by higher energy costs.

      • deTocqueville1

        Yes and they have no comprehension of the actual impact it will have down the road on their daily lives. They are naive simpletons.

  • 12grace

    Hypocrite obama

    While the American people can’t afford their electricity…obama and his minnions live in the lap of luxury off of our tax dollars.

    After Extravagant State Dinner, Obama to Speak on Horrors of
    Income Inequality

    February 12, 2014

    Last night the president of France, Francois Hollande, and the Obamas and 350 of their closest friends dined on caviar and quail eggs, dry-aged rib-eye steak served with blue cheese, charred shallots, oyster mushrooms, and braised chard. They dined in the gigantic tent lavishly decorated to replicate a Monet painting of spring in sunny France. Outside the tent, 17 degrees. For dessert, they enjoyed cake made with chocolate from Hawaii, Florida tangerines, and cotton candy dusted with orange zest. Michelle Obama wore a designer dress estimated to have cost $12,000, designed by Carolina Herrera. Today, President Obama will give another speech about the horrors of income inequality.


  • sDee

    A related set of Fed driven mandates is replacing coal power plants with Natural Gas.

    Natural Gas is a highly distributed fuel. It can be brought right to you stove or pumped into you car.

    Coal however is only cost effective in tonnage. Delivering it to power plants in trains, ships and barges is a perfect match.

    Instead we shut down ultra efficient power plants running on US coal. Now we waste natural gas on their replacements.

    The long term effects are severe.But isn’t that Hussein’s end game?

    • deTocqueville1

      Excellent points.

  • NJK

    And the cult followers, named John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, etc. will be handing the EPA bags of money to do it, and then on their facebook pages, talk about how horrible it is.

    The so called leadership in the GOP are driving the getaway car, with Zero and his fellow criminals, robbing the bank.

    Or maybe in Obama’s case, he is Jim Jones, and their spiking the kool aid with the cyanide to murder America.

    • SineWaveII

      The problem with the repub. “leadership” is that they can’t get over 2012. They can’t understand why their hand-picked “unbeatable” candidate Mitt Romney lost. They are so obsessed that they can’t see all of the changes that have happened since then.

    • deTocqueville1

      Very true.

  • ratizbad

    I think it is time to pull a Egypt on his Azz.

  • SineWaveII

    Well I see that Obama is finally keeping one of his promises.
    “Under my plan energy costs will ‘necessarily’ skyrocket” – Barack Obama

  • deTocqueville1

    Of course they will but that is exactly what fundamental transformation is all about. The destruction of America and the rebuilding in a Soviet type image.
    Unfortunately with complicit GOPe RINOs we are very far down the wrong road.

  • Laurel

    So you won’t be able to heat or cool your home. Can’t eat either. but by golly you had better run out there and buy that Obamacare or we will prosecute, persecute, and then fine you.

  • Laurel

    No fracking either!

  • Dramamama54

    And I ask why? Why hurt the American people? The poor will be poorer as will we all! Why?

  • tinlizzieowner

    This is news? Obama said “Energy prices will necessarily have to skyrocket” at the beginning of his first term.

    • Dr. Strangelove

      Hell, before that when he was running he practically promised us $5 gasoline.

      • tinlizzieowner

        Don’t forget, check the tire pressure on all those little ‘Potato Bug’ cars. 😉 😉
        (Pick up’s and SUV’s STILL the highest selling vehicles in the nation). 😉 😉

  • He’s full of it. Refrigeration techniques have been shown to cut emissions drastically (including the horrific, planet-killing molecule known as Carbon Dioxide) and they could have been added to plants that barack had the EPA close.

    He’s lying, and he’s covering up for barack’s stupid plan to keep closing coal plants.

    • warpmine

      Well, if Obama and his cronies are advocating for it, you can bet your last worthless dollar that there are big bucks to be made by selling this bogus capture technology to the coal fueled plants. Follow the money and you’ll come to the real answer. State capitalism is the answer.

      • Heh. “State Capitalism”

        I wouldn’t put it past them to start calling it this.

        • warpmine

          G Beck started calling it that when he was doing the FNC programs. It sticks, it works, it’s “fascism.” or more accurately, it’s state cronyism.

          Either way it doesn’t bode well for Austrian free markets which are always self correcting.

  • mcgurn

    I would be shocked if this didn’t happen. I came to realize long ago that not one good thing has happened in this country because of Obama. But anything bad, immoral. or un American has become the norm. And he’s still got three more years to ice the cake.

  • imatellau

    He said he would do this…

    johnos2112 brought it to you but it never hurts to reiterate important stuff!

  • Poptoy1949

    Their is NO PROOF about Carbon Dioxide causing anything. This is just another way to banckrupt everyone and this Country to boot. This is all BS except that the Idiot in the White House wants to destroy this country any which way he can. Period.

    • Dr. Strangelove

      There’s proof it causes plants to grow.

      • Poptoy1949

        Point well taken. I walked outside and took a look at Louisiana and said to myself “How in the world could I have missed that?”

        • Dr. Strangelove

          You’re not going to believe this, but there is also a small group of scientists who believe that the earth is actually warmed by the sun.

  • lawngren

    We seem to have a surplus of bureaucrats; what is their BTU value?