Carbon Capture Will Increase Wyoming Electric Bills Says Power Company
According to a recent article in Cowboy State Daily, Wyoming has some of the lowest energy costs in the nation. This, the article says, is because of low state mandates and regulations.
But that could change if the state of Wyoming, along with our local power companies, peruse "carbon capture."
Power plants "reducing their carbon footprint" is a state law in Wyoming. One provider says the transition could prove complicated and expensive for customers, according to an article from Wyoming Public Media.
Black Hills Energy laid out preliminary plans in a Wyoming Public Service Commission meeting. The company has to comply with a 2020 state law that requires public utilities to implement some carbon capture technology at coal-fired plants – Black Hills Energy has two plants in Wyoming. (WPM).
Yet do we need to do this? Scientists say that CO2 is actually greening the Earth.
Carbon capture supposedly helps remove climate-warming gasses from production and the atmosphere.
Kyra Coyle, the director of regulatory and finance for Black Hills Energy, said in reality, the transition could come at a huge cost to some Black Hill’s customers. (WPM).
Governor Mark Gordon, along with some state legislators, have pushed the idea of "carbon capture" from coal power plants in an attempt to appease those who think that CO2 is causing catastrophic climate change.
I asked a state legislator if he believes that CO2 is causing a "climate crisis" and he said "no."
But he wants to make sure that we keep our coal, natural gas, and oil industries going.
So he thinks we need to find a way to appease climate change activists.
Obviously, appeasement is not working.
Activists and the Biden administration are working hard to shut down all organic fuel production, or as they say, "KEEP IT IN THE GROUND."
The video funny video below will show you some of the good things we do with CO2.
Exxon Mobile will soon inject up to 60 million cubic feet of CO2 per day from its Shute Creek natural gas processing facility near La Barge, according to the BLM.
The BLM has issued new guidance for underground CO2 storage as part of the Biden administration’s initiatives to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
'This project is a prime example of how the BLM can work together with industry leaders to combat climate change,' Wyoming BLM State Director Andrew Archuleta said in a press release.
Robert Bryce explains in his Real Clear Energy article Carbon Capture Didn’t Make Sense 12 Years Ago And It Doesn’t Make Sense Now.
Scientists will tell you that CO2 is Not a Pollutant. In the video below a scientist talks about how CO2 is greening the planet.
The latest mega spending bill from Democrats in DC includes $3.2 billion in tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration.
Then there is the difficulty of siting the pipelines needed to move the CO2. An August 6, Wall Street Journal article talked about the opposition to a proposed CO2 pipeline in Iowa.
Biden's "CLIMATE ZAR" John Kerry introduced a bill with $2 billion per year for carbon capture and sequestration with technology that removes carbon dioxide from the smokestack at power plants and forces it into underground storage.
Watch this video below as a Princeton professor explains why CO2 is NOT a pollutant.
But pipeline capacity to move the newly captured carbon dioxide is woefully insufficient and the waste is staggering.
Even if we did get carbon underground, there is always the potential for it to come back up as many gasses do.
So enough. Let's deal with those things that are real pollution. What we are doing now is a massive waste of time, resources, and money.