As communist China scrambles to buy up all the North American energy supplies that the left’s ideological environmentalist crusade against “Big Oil” endlessly denies us access to, a record number of coal-fired energy plants are now also being forced to shut down across the country.
From the Daily Caller:
Facing declining demand for electricity [due to the failing economy and the shale boom] and stiff federal environmental regulations, coal plant operators are planning to retire 175 coal-fired generators, or 8.5 percent of the total coal-fired capacity in the United States, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
A record-high 57 generators will shut down in 2012.
Meanwhile, Democrats continue rushing in to attack every new technology that threatens to make their enormously costly, wasteful and unfeasible “green” racket obsolete.