Coal Plants Can't Compete With Natural Gas, Experts Say

Law360, Austin (February 15, 2013, 9:37 PM ET) -- The electric generating industry’s fossil fuel-burning power plants are in the midst of a massive shift away from coal, as natural gas prices are expected to remain low and tough federal regulations on greenhouse gases increase upfront and ongoing costs for coal plants, experts said Friday.

At a conference focused on power plants hosted by the University of Texas School of Law’s Energy Center, both environmental activists and industry attorneys said coal plants have an uncertain future in the United States given mounting environmental and economic...
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