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The Biden administration’s approach to energy policy ignores the importance of coal and baseload electricity demands.
President Joe Biden revealed as much in a speech last year, announcing that the U.S. will “be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar.” Further, Biden’s Climate Envoy John Kerry stated at the UN climate conference COP28 that, “we will be working to accelerate unabated coal phase-out across the world.”
The Biden administration is determined to eliminate coal-fired power plants in the name of “environmental justice.” This is shortsighted.
Biden is now following through on his plans by wielding the vast power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Biden’s EPA gave the U.S. coal industry an ultimatum: spend billions or die. In May, the EPA unexpectedly proposed regulations that would force coal-fired power plants to install carbon capture systems (CCS) or replace coal with natural gas significantly by 2040.
Emissions rise from the Kentucky Utilities Co. Ghent generating station in Ghent, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Lawmakers in mining states from Wyoming to West Virginia