1. Dan Riedinger, Edison Electric Institute
    August 29, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    It’s correct that a study performed for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) concluded that EPA regulations could cause the unplanned retirement of 17 to 59 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired electric capacity (5.4% to 18.8% of the current coal-fired total of about 315 GW) by 2015. There actually have been several analyses by different groups, all of which predict some retirements of coal-fired generation due in part to pending environmental regulations.

    However, we now are fully focused on examining the proposed EPA rules one by one and developing consensus-based industry comments, mapping out pathwayss to compliance. We’ve recently filed comments with EPA on its proposals for regulating emissions of hazardous air pollutants and minimizing impacts on aquatic life from cooling water intake structures.

    In other words, we are focused first and foremost on implementation of these new requirements. And we’ll rely on a full range of options – from coal plant retirements to repowering to emission-control retrofits and other measures – to achieve compliance at the lowest possible cost to customers.


  2. Sen. Sessions is wrong; even Forbes Mag. recognizes that replacing Eisenhower-Era Power Plants will create jobs. « Keating's Desk
    September 19, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    […] upon such a biased report, he could have read what Congress’ own research had produced. A recent report from the US Congress’s Congressional Research Service debunks some of the Session’s and the  industry scare-tactics over proposed public-health […]


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