Coal And Nuclear — A History Worth Repeating?

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 10:21 AM EDT) -- Despite Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff’s statement in a conference last April that “baseload capacity is going to become an anachronism,” the draft proposal by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to establish a national clean and renewable energy standard may actually prove that nuclear and advanced coal-fired baseload capacity is anything but anachronistic, and it may very well be the key to a clean and prosperous future for electric utilities.

Development of Baseload Generation

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as the electricity industry grew...
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