Enviro activists celebrate First Energy filing bankruptcy


We’ve all heard this many times before, it’s one of the few promises Obama kept as president.But this post is not about facts and figures and analyses, it’s about the gleeful and celebratory nature of environmental activists who are completely off the charts with their demands that the use of fossil fuels end.

First Energy Solutions, whose parent company is First Energy, filed for bankruptcy earlier this month. Both their coal and nuclear division. First Energy gets a lot of their coal from Murray Energy in southern Ohio, and is the company that has supplied electricity to my home and a good portion of Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan. And just like this, sometimes it comes down to us to fend for ourselves in matters of energy conservation. An effective method is to compare gas and electricity and decide where you are losing the extra bucks. My dad worked for Toledo Edison, one of their subsidiaries for 38 years before retiring in the mid 1980’s. I had a chance to tour their first nuclear plant in the early 1970’s before it went on line, and it’s something I will never forget. This nuke plant is now set to close by 2020, along with two others.

Sierra Club is ecstatic of course. That dirty, dirty coal. They even declare incorrectly nuclear energy is a dirty fuel, when it’s the cleanest fuel around. They will tell you the steam coming out of the cooling tower is pollution, when it’s really water vapor. Below is a salient quote from Neil Waggoner of Sierra Club Ohio:

Today’s announcement comes as no surprise to anyone that has been following FirstEnergy Solutions’ years of bad business decisions. At a time where the market, and public opinion, consistently pointed towards investing in new clean energy alternatives, FES instead spent billions on old, dirty, antiquated plants [emphasis mine]. FES’s decision to spend on coal destroyed its business and is a cautionary tale for companies and regulators considering delaying the inevitable transition from coal.
So now we turn to the future to see how this plays out. If the lights go out here and you don’t hear from me any more, you’ll know what transpired.
Crossposted at LadyImpactOhio
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April 22, 2018 5:01 pm

Leftists always dance on the graves of their perceived enemies. Their ignorance knows no bounds, but wait until the lights go out they’ll be squealing because they don’t have electricity to run their techi toys.

New England struggles with heating sources and costs – because they have to pipe in (and won’t build new pipelines) their fuel. Too snobby for their little corner of the world to admit they need rebuilt pipelines.

Jaded ByPolitics
Jaded ByPolitics
April 22, 2018 9:35 pm

Just plain insanity!

Larry Eastbay
April 22, 2018 11:40 pm

LIO prepare for energy prices to “sky-rocket”. Another of Obamas’ promises.

Martian Observer
Martian Observer
April 24, 2018 1:37 pm

Enviro activists have been funded with Russian money being laundered through Bermuda to the tune of over $26 million. Sierra club was one of the beneficiaries.
It would be nice to Shut off Sierra Club’s electricity, dig up their rosebushes & give them a bloody nose!