Billy Beck chronicled it three years ago.
And the beat goes on:
Tesla’s Kid weighs in:
These building blocks are:
(1) Improving energy efficiency at fossil fuel power plants (increasing heat rates by 6 percent at coal-fired power plants)
So what if a plant is already operating at or near the peak efficiency that they could hope to achieve?
(2) Operating existing low GHG emitting sources more frequently (encouraging dispatch of natural gas combined cycle plants so that they would operate with as much as a 70 percent capacity factor)
In other words, plants that were built big to supply the baseload demand of the grid will be run as peaker units only to come on when it gets really hot or really cold. Wind, solar, natural gas, etc. will get dispatched first. This disregards the better part of a century of experience that you dispatch the lowest cost producers to produce the next MW of power. Instead, power will be produced first by the politically correct sources that are primarily owned, funded by enviro-lib-commies and subsidized by the government. Other power sources less politically correct will be used as needed. Could there be a more obvious definition of fascism?
Stand by, because under this proposal, your power bill will skyrocket even though your access to power will plummet along with the availability and reliability of that power. That’s not a flaw, it’s a feature.
(3) Increasing electricity generation from zero and low emitting sources (encouraging dispatch to nuclear and renewable sources of power) and
Look for more Bundy Ranch events as the BLM and other fedgov agencies clear the land of those inconvenient squatters to allow their friends and political contributors to move in and build solar panels and ruin hundreds of miles of vistas with windmills.
On the upside, it does help nuclear power. In economic terms, the only thing that dispatches ahead of nuclear is hydro (free fuel). It is just that cheap.
(4) Reducing electricity demand (to achieve 1.5 percent annual electricity savings from 2020-2029).
With a contracting/collapsing economy and big die-off, that will be easy! Frankly, if these people stay in power, 1.5% is too low of a target for reduction. After all, wasn’t it 20 million Americans that had to die to create Bill Ayres utopia? As is always the case with communists.
All snark aside, reducing electricity demand literally means a shrinking economy and a shrinking America. Growth requires power. But that’s not what they have in mind. Is it?
EPA then applied each of these building blocks to a state’s electric generation fleet to arrive at each state’s emissions intensity goal.
Which ignores the fact that all states are not created equal. Many states don’t have a ton of water, wind, or solar available. But perhaps the idea is that each state has to generate the electricity required for their state within their state. Or maybe the idea is to eliminate the ability of states to take care of their own power needs such that they are dependent on power from far away blue state renewable, politically correct power. (i.e. the south). Cutting into the power source is literally cutting into the power and political clout of a region in my opinion. The south is the strongest base of real resistance to the creeping tyranny. This plan burrows into that like scabies-and with a similar end result intended. It’s just one more way that the fedgov will use regulatory power to compress and reshape the CW2 cube to turn red states purple, purple states blue, and all of America dark.