12 Nov '11, 5pm

The coal lobby grabbed my inhaler: another junk industry analysis of EPA regulations

NERA incorrectly assumes that most coal plants will have to install equipment of some sort. However, a May 2011 report , published by Sue Tierney of the Analysis Group, finds that over 150 GW of the 320 GW of coal capacity in the U.S. already have control equipment installed that would bring those units into compliance with the rules, with an additional 55 GW of retrofits in progress. This amounts to more than two-thirds of the nation’s coal fleet being in compliance with the rules without incremental capital expenditures. NERA assumed power plants would have to purchase multiple pieces of equipment to comply with the regulations; there is no discussion of the fact that some technologies enable compliance with more than one regulation. For example, NERA incorrectly assumes that facilities requiring wet scrubbers will also require fabric filters, which are not necessary. NE...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ljohnson/the_coal_lobby...

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