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Vistra to shutter 40 percent of its
coal plants, in central, southern Illinois

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Posted By: AltaD, 7/7/2019 8:51:57 AM

Illinois will become less reliant on coal-fired power plants by the end of the year. Under an arrangement with the state, Vistra Energy soon will shut down 40 percent of its eight-facility fleet in central and southern Illinois. Phil Gonet, president of the Illinois Coal Association, said that could cause problems. “We think it’s very dangerous to embark on a policy to replace baseload power, which operates all the time and is available all the time, with unreliable energy from renewables,” Gonet said. Baseload power sources are available at all times. Sources include coal, nuclear, “Baseload power is something that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 7/7/2019 8:55:07 AM (No. 116437)
Good. The sooner everyone begins to suffer the consequences of leftist ideology, the better.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq 7/7/2019 9:00:53 AM (No. 116440)
It ain't easy bein' green. This will probably come back to hurt them, big time.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: southernboy 7/7/2019 9:06:21 AM (No. 116452)
Democrats and fairy dust. When will it ever end!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Namma 7/7/2019 9:12:40 AM (No. 116457)
can get dang cold in Illinois. Better get those fur coats ready. Oh wait , PETA wont like that. Illinois, you have a problem! DemoKKKrats
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 7/7/2019 9:43:13 AM (No. 116496)
Stupid, political move. Will the fairies and unicorns keep the lights on when the baseload coal plants are shut down and the wind and solar take the day off? STUPID.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JackBurton 7/7/2019 10:07:37 AM (No. 116520)
What with people and businesses moving out... Illinois might need less power. And of course, as in the case of California 20 years ago, they'll just buy it from coal plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, etc.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 7/7/2019 10:12:16 AM (No. 116530)
rolling blackouts, coming soon to Illinois.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/7/2019 10:13:56 AM (No. 116531)
Look for energy prices and unemployment to rise in Illinois. Thanks their leftist government. To them, this is an ideal situation.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Luandir 7/7/2019 10:15:06 AM (No. 116533)
Racing neck-and-neck with Californica to see which implodes first.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: KanCreeper 7/7/2019 10:21:45 AM (No. 116537)
Seems like the current Illinois Political Class is playing Russian Roulette with their own future, and that of their progeny.... Maybe installation of windmills in the Illinois Legislative Chambers would be a viable alternative power source for an endless power supply....They surely generate enough natural gas....
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Reply 11 - Posted by: HotRod 7/7/2019 10:53:33 AM (No. 116570)
I foresee a plethora of unintended consequences coming to Illinois, Democrats can't see beyond their irrational desires.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 7/7/2019 3:27:09 PM (No. 116821)
Apparently many believe that electricity just generates itself----that we have giant lightning rods or great kites with keys on the end. BTW, any resultant rise in Illinois unemployment will just be blamed on President Trump.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/7/2019 3:34:28 PM (No. 116828)
So sad, because the stoopid Department of Energy could incentivize construction of coal gasification plants (using the Fischer-Tropsch process), like what South Africa did, during the Apartheid embargo, and turn that coal (or ANY organic matter, like animal fats) into pure diesel fuel, jet fuel, or other valuable hydrocarbon liquids.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: anniebc 7/7/2019 5:27:21 PM (No. 116900)
Didn't the democrat governor come into office promising to deliver a business agenda? Well, here you go.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ronaldus Magnus 7/7/2019 6:59:39 PM (No. 116958)
Meanwhile "A proposed hike in Illinois´ annual registration fee for electric vehicles, from $17.50 to $1,000, is being called unfair by current EV owners, and a sales disincentive by manufacturers..." The democRATS will find ways to, as the song goes 'tax the pennies on your eyes.'
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