The EPA and the ‘green’ lobby have become some of the most powerful people in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, they are brainwashing many elected officials and creating an enormous disconnect between real America and D.C. Some of our politicians, though don’t drink the ‘kool-aid’ and are learning about the realities of the energy policies of this administration. Are you also in denial? Then we encourage you to utilize the calculator on our home page or check out the multiple links, for yourself, about the very serious drawbacks behind our current support for the ‘green machine’…Bravo, Ohio, for holding such a wonderful, informative forum. Why can’t you get fellow Senator Cliff Hite to see the truth, though? Something isn’t right. And his reaction to opposition to his unending support of BigWind? He’s sending flyers to the Indian Lake area, touting his ‘other’ accomplishments in the Ohio Senate. Well, guess what, electricity rates affect ALL OF US- irregardless of our political leanings, color of our skin, religion, sex or economic stature….
Affordable and reliable. That’s the goal of the electrical co-ops throughout the state of Ohio when providing services to their rural customers.
Changes in Environmental Protection Agency regulations and other legislative issues may have an impact on how Midwest Electric continues to serve its customers….
The EPA is changing the greenhouse gas rules, he said. There will be a new source performance standard that all operating plants will have to meet. The second portion of the new greenhouse gas rules deals with existing plants, he said.
“This is the big enchiladas for cooperatives in Ohio,” Keylor said. “This could cost households an additional $75 to $100 per month.”
Keylor said no one knows if the current plants will be retrofit to meet the CCS. He said this may take on the look of the failed cap and trade bill, which called for regulations for greenhouse gases nationwide.
“Ninety percent of the electricity to our homes comes from coal plants,” Keylor said.
The trinity of co-ops, he said is afforabable, reliable and safe/responsible.
“One half of the world lives in energy poverty,” he said. “We don’t. 99.99 percent of the time, when we flip a switch, our electricity comes on.”…
“Ninety percent of the coal plants were running full out,” Keylor said. “In two years, we’re going to lose them [coal plants] because of the EPA mandates. Would you care to guess what’s going to happen in two years” if there’s another polar votex?
State Rep. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, said Jan. 20, 2017, will be Independence Day for Americans because that’s the day President Barack Obama is leaving the White House….
“We have an Ohio energy program that works,” he said. “If energy isn’t affordable, then it’s not accessible.”
Since 2009, Faber said, $1.1 billion has been spent on energy efficient programs.
“The Faber house put in the squiggly lights. Then went to LED lights,” he said. “Is it fair that we’re paying for someone in New Jersey for their LED lights?
“I like the way you do it [co-op]. You can opt into the program. You don’t charge me $25 per month when I’ve already paid for it,” Faber said.