Randy Sweeney 
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Re: “Capping Carbon: What Does Dominion Think?

Existing coal fired plants produce power wholesale for less than 2 cents/kw-hr, allowing it to be sold to us for 10.8 cents. There is NOTHING "green approved" that comes close except geothermal power, and we don't have any of it in the east. Onshore wind... we don't have many reliably windy places in Virginia. Offshore wind? 29 cents/kw-hr wholesale...when it's available and that's sketchy at best. Annual maintenance alone costs 4 cents/kw-hr wholesale. Solar panels? 21 cents/kw-hr... during the day, but nothing at night. Last year in the US, despites billions "invested", solar managed to produce a ridiculously low 0.8% of all electricity used in the year. Don't believe the green hype, this number can be verified on US government websites.

In Europe electricity prices are 3-4 times HIGHER than here thanks to government mandated green power laws. Retirees on fixed income are dying by the tens of thousands in winter because they can't afford their electric heat. The UK, faced with unreliable off-shore wind turbines, has installed thousands of huge diesel generators, perhaps the dirtiest and most expensive producer, just to keep the lights on during their winter peak, where the turbines can stop for many days at a time. In green obsessed Australia, repeated long duration power failures caused by low wind turbine output and no rotating coal plant reserves are causing mines and factories to shut down, costing jobs.

Imagine YOUR electricity bill 3-4 times higher. What would you live without to pay it?
Imagine YOUR employer's bill 3-4 times higher. Who would he have to fire to pay it or could they pay it at all?

And carbon savings?? A joke. China built more new coal fired plants LAST YEAR alone than the total number of coal plants in the USA.

America needs low cost power if we are to escape this economic stagnation.

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Posted by Randy Sweeney on 05/29/2017 at 7:29 PM

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