February 9, 2012
Impact of EPA's Regulatory Assault on Power Plants
IER, Institute for Energy Research
This report is an update of a report the Institute for Energy Research (IER) issued in October 2011. In the original report, we calculated that 28 GW of generating capacity would close as a result of EPA’s regulations. At the time, we warned that “this number will grow as plant operators continue to release their EPA compliance plans.” Unfortunately, this statement has proven to be true. This update, a mere four months later, shows that over 33 GW of electrical generating capacity...
TAGGED: Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, air pollution, Power Plants, utility companies, Utility MACT Rule, environmental regulations, epa, Institute for Energy Research