A small Indiana community is waking up to the utopian myth about coal
When Indianapolis Power and Light shifted some of its assets away from the Petersburg (Ind.) plant last year, the district had to close its smallest elementary school. Pike County Schools Superintendent Suzanne Blake said the school corporation also gets about $6,000 per student."If we don't reestablish either industry or business or a reason to draw families to this community, then they're going to locate elsewhere," she said. Read more here.
Pennsylvania, like many states, is flirting with self-imposed disaster
Americans can’t afford to pay more for electricity, especially with millions out of work in the midst of pandemic-induced economic upheaval. Yet, higher electricity costs and economic turmoil are coming if lawmakers continue to pursue policies that mandate an aggressive pivot away from existing baseload power to intermittent, more expensive alternatives. Read more here.
Joe Biden's net-zero isn't normal
The U.S. has just achieved energy independence – a goal sought by every president since Richard Nixon. Those economic and strategic advantages will be thrown away by a Biden administration as it moves to outlaw domestically produced oil and gas in favor of vast quantities of imported minerals from countries such as China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Russia for use in wind turbines, solar panels, and electric vehicles.
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