AOC, NY Dems Unhappy Over “Peaker” Power Plants

See, these types of plants are rather necessary for peak power loads, especially as efficient, effective, low cost, reliable power plants are shuttered

Three House Democrats ask watchdog to probe ‘peaker’ power plant pollution

Three House Democrats from New York on Tuesday called on a federal watchdog to investigate pollution generated by “peaker” power plants, or those that only generate electricity during periods of high demand.

House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) in calling on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the effects of such plants on local communities.

The lawmakers noted that the plants are both less energy-efficient than standard power plants and are frequently located in lower-income or predominantly minority neighborhoods.

“Addressing the use of peaker plants, which can emit twice the carbon and up to 20 times the nitrous oxides of a typical plant while operating significantly less efficiently, represents a high-impact opportunity to reduce climate risks and tackle a life-threatening environmental justice issue,” they wrote. “We request GAO’s assistance in reporting on key data to assess damage, uncover health burdens, calculate economic costs, and identify alternative solutions to the use of peaker power plants.”

A couple points here. First, why is this the business of the federal government in the first place? This is clearly a state issue, regardless of Los Federales wanting to make ‘climate change’ a thing. This is all about New Yorkers having the power necessary to Do Life. Second, here are 3 federal representatives wanting to make sure that their constituents, along with all the other residents of NY, are short on power. All while they spend most of their time in D.C. How about investigating peaker plants in D.C.? Or would that be inconvenient for AOC, Maloney, and Clarke?

There are 89 peaker plants in New York City alone, including 28 in or near Maloney’s district and 16 in Ocasio-Cortez’s district. An area in western Queens with a number of such plants has become known as “Asthma Alley” due to its disproportionate rates of the respiratory condition.

Wwll, hey, y’all in NYC voted for these Socialist lunatics, so, you’re willing to give up all that power generation, right?

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5 Responses to “AOC, NY Dems Unhappy Over “Peaker” Power Plants”

  1. alanstorm says:

    House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.)

    They HAD an electricity source giving off no “greenhouse gases” at Indian Point (IIRC), but they shut it down.

    These children can only ASPIRE to having the intellect and acumen of the Three Stooges. Doesn’t say much for their constituents, either.

  2. Joe says:

    Imagine AOC’s surprise when she finds out that power doesn’t originate at the little holes in the wall.

  3. Dana says:

    If the good people of Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s district prefer blackouts or “brownouts” to those peaker plants, good for them!

    When the left force all heating to be electric, and the high demand plants are gone in the middle of winter, well that’s for what they voted, right? And, as the left force everyone into plug in electric vehicles, and everyone is dependent upon solar and wind power, and the demand for electricity increases, . . .

  4. Unkle C says:

    Yep, they wanted it, they elected the pols they wanted, hope they like shivering in the dark.
    I hear it gets pretty cold up in New York.

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