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Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER).
The loss of generating capacity is “over seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,” IER’s updated report, released October 7, noted.
Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates
Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket
Barack Obama: "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." (January 2008)
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71
Would I be right assuming you are not an electrician?
Computer digital tech. In a past ife.
Lets hear your explanation for Line in (hot) and Return.
But all the accolades are distracting us from the reality that fossil fuels dominate China’s energy landscape, as they do in virtually every other country. Today, fossil fuels account for 87 percent of all energy used in China. And the focus on renewables also hides the fact that China’s reliance upon coal is predicted to keep growing.
BEIJING — China’s plans for 50 coal gasification plants will produce an estimated 1.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year and contribute significantly to climate change, according to a report released Wednesday by Greenpeace East Asia.
I also understand that not all the power goes back to the source. Try running a power tool with 300 feet of extension cord. Lol sometime it don't work.
The power company installs an electric meter near where its power lines enter a customer's building
This type of meter is designed for use with alternating current. It contains two electromagnets and a metal disk that is free to rotate between them. One electromagnet is powered directly by current from the incoming power lines; the other, by current drawn through the building's electrical circuits. The interaction of the magnetic fields produced by the coils causes the disk to rotate. Two permanent magnets near the disk's edge brake the disk in such a way that the speed of rotation is proportional to the amount of current drawn.
originally posted by: intrptr
It'll be alright. Most of the electricity you pay for returns to the source anyway. Thats why the outlets in you abode have two prongs.
n inny and an outy.
Where does electric go after it passes through any appliance in my home? I have often heard it returns to the grid? Isn't that silly! I'm lost! -- Big Bad Barry, Pennsylvania This doesn't really havy anything to do with saving electricity but it gives me an excuse to use an analogy I came up with. Anyway, pretend a giant is sitting in the yard at the power plant. Or it can be Shrek if you prefer, whatever. Also pretend that instead of electrical wire, we use dental floss. The giant is holding a piece of dental floss in one hand, and that leads to your house, through your house, then back out to the power plant and into the giant's other hand. So you've got a giant holding an enormous strand of dental floss that forms a complete loop, starting in one hand and ending in the other. With me so far? Good. Okay, so now the giant pulls on one end of the floss. As he does that one hand comes towards him and the other goes away from him. Then he pulls on the other end to do the opposite. Pretend he's exercising with the floss. He does this really fast, reversing direction 120 times per second, or 60 times per second if you count doing both directions as one set. That's how household AC electricity works. It doesn't start at the power plant, run through your house, and then go back to the power plant. Instead what's happening is the power plant is pushing electrons down one end of the wire, then they reverse it and push from the other end. The electrons in the wire get rubbed back and forth, like a scrub brush. This is what transfers energy to the appliances you're running.