30 Aug '11, 9pm

No Risk From EPA Coal Plant Shutdowns Grid Operator Says - CleanTechnica

No Risk From EPA Coal Plant Shutdowns Grid Operator Says - CleanTechnica

In contrast to recent widespread corporate media scaremongering about the lights going out because the Obama administration EPA is now finally forcing the dirtiest coal plants offline , a just-issued new report by the nation’s largest regional transmission operator PJM Interconnection says… Nu-uh. Our power supplies are not threatened by the closings spurred by EPA ‘s finalized Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and proposed National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), according to Clean Energy Report . The two utilities that have squealed loudest about having to shut down old coal power due to “meddlesome EPA rules”, will have to shut down 7 GW by 2015. This will be the oldest and dirtiest power on the grid, long grandfathered-in under the more lenient EPAs of past administrations. Because of the lousy cost/benefit ratio of trying to retrofit th...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/30/no-risk-from-epa-coal...

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