August 12, 2011

New EPA Rules May Strain Supplies

Matthew Wald, New York Times

New York Times

WASHINGTON — As 58 million people across 13 states sweated through the third day of a heat wave last month, power demand in North America’s largest regional grid jurisdiction hit a record high. And yet there was no shortage, no rolling blackout and no brownout in an area that stretches from Maryland to Chicago.

American Electric Power

American Electric Power's Big Sandy Power Plant, near Louisa, Ky. The company said Big Sandy 2 was a...

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