Oh no – Got to Stop Cheaper and Cheaper Natural Gas!

 Russ Steele

In support of Obama natural gas bashing, the KQED Climate Watch folks fall into line with this report:

A new report warns against the folly of over-investing in natural gas

Craig Miller/KQED

As the nation’s power plants age, a new report warns against relying too much on natural gas.

The nation’s power plants are aging. An increasing number require replacement parts; others can’t keep up with new environmental regulations.

A report released today [PDF] by the Boston-based think tank Ceres estimates that in the next two decades, up to $100 billion will be invested in the electric utility industry every year – twice the amount invested in recent years.

According to the report, that boom in investment will take place in a shifting regulatory environment. Air pollution and greenhouse gas restrictions will increase, and fossil fuel-burning power plants will have to keep up. Governments are setting requirements for energy from renewable sources. 

Yes, they are!  Obama and his environmental wacko minions are assuring that you will never benefit from falling natural gas prices, due to “fracking” technology. They will assure that you pay through the nose for your power from inefficient alternative power resource. Oh, yes those resource will required standby on line power plants. Most likely powered by natural gas.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to Oh no – Got to Stop Cheaper and Cheaper Natural Gas!

  1. D. King says:

    Get a load of this.

    “Sussman explains, “Nearly one-third of all our nation’s land – about 700 million acres – is owned by our federal government. Most of this land is located west of the Mississippi River and is rich with oil, natural gas, and valuable mineral deposits – which they want to lock up. The initiative will aid in that ambition, and more.””


  2. Dena says:

    An example of the natural gas power generation is the following link. If nothing else, this explains the advantages for power companies to produce local power and a good basic primer on the process.

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