Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Environmental Elitists to Greenwash Alexandria Coal Fired Generating Plant

Hello Yupette,

Big news from Alexandria is that a $450 million deal has been reached to close the GenOn Energy (formerly Mirant, formerly PEPCO) coal-fired generating station located on the Potomac, about 3/4 mile from Arlington.

Major players in the deal are the City of Alexandria, the American Clean Air Foundation (which is closely linked to the natural gas industry) and the Sierra Club.

The GenOn generating station will likely cease operating in October 2012 and be demolished, then redeveloped into an upscale mixed-use waterfront neighborhood, full of energy-guzzling residences, commercial properties, vehicles, and yachts.

The feeling among all parties to the deal was akin to the way the Obama Administration felt about Osama Bin Laden earlier this year, the generating station was worth more dead than alive.

Although the GenOn station is located less than a mile from Arlington, it appears that Arlington County has had little or no say about the operation, retirement, and redevelopment of the generating station and its associated infrastructure.

Alex.

20 Comments:

At 30 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If natural gas is so abundant, why not convert the plant to burn natural gas?

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, our wonderful County Board said and did nothing about air pollution from this power plant.

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the Sierra Clubbers who own McMansions with big well-fertilized lawns and big yachts right on the shore of the Bay can own a luxury condo and another boat right on the Potomac waterfront.

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will any on-site renewable energy be associated with the redevelopment?

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Visit Lovely Kent Island said...

Two organizations that are twin disasters for the environment: Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Sierra Club. Pave the shore of the Bay and put up a McMansion. Put a big boat on the water leaking oil right into the Bay. Demand that the sheeple who don't live anywhere near the Bay spend billions on treating waste water and storm water to near-drinking quality.

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who live in McMansions right on the Bay and have a big boat in the Bay? You don't meant Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld?

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Barbara Favola about McMansions on the Bay...she loves socializing with the Sierra Clubbers at Chesapeake Bay meetings.

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous TY said...

Osama Bin Laden was worth more to the Obama Administration dead than alive...ain't that the truth.

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sierra Club? Classic Reagan-era Yuptards.

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where will the electric power for the redeveloped GenOn site come from? A coal-fired generating plant in SW Virginia?

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation? 'Smart Growth' for the Bay's marine ecosystem.

 
At 31 August, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figure Bin Laden became worth more dead than alive about the same time the power plant did, about January or February.

 
At 01 September, 2011 , Anonymous Duh said...

'Commodore Euille' wants to yupscale the entire waterfront. But he lives in Del Ray.

 
At 01 September, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to wonder how much pollution the redeveloped site will produce.

 
At 01 September, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many fireplaces per luxury condo? Two, three, four?

 
At 02 September, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any park space going to be created, or will it be the usual plaza with a dozen park benches surrounded by yupscale restaurants and retail?

 
At 03 September, 2011 , Anonymous PK said...

park space, forget it, another unaffordable reyuptardization of, by, and for the yuptards.

 
At 03 September, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprise, Surprise. CIA assisted Ghadhaffi Regime.

 
At 04 September, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The redeveloped GenOn site will create greater air pollution than the present generating plant, if the buildings are heated with fossil fuel. However, mercury and other heavy metals associated with coal combustion will no longer be a hazard.

 
At 05 September, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shirlington on the Potomac?

 

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