Prepare for your electric rates to go up, Chevy Jolt drivers. That’s what happens when Obama goes on vacation.

Under executive fiat, the EPA will shortly be forcing the shutdown of the rest of the coal fired plants in the United States. Obama closed about 20 percent of them in 2011 when he went on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

With a bigger vacation budget this year, he probably figured “What the hell? Why not close the rest of them?”

Since coal generates about half the electricity demanded in the US, the country will have to find other, more expensive ways of making up half of the electrical capacity at a time that the administration wants electric to be the clean fuel of choice.