More Regulatory Obstacles For Coal-Fired Power Plants

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT) -- The nation’s coal-fired electric generation industry is already struggling against strong headwinds of slowing electricity demand growth, an aging fleet and sustained low natural gas prices resulting from the shale gas boom.

The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) projects that 166 units, totaling 25,568 MW of generating capacity, will likely shut down by the end of 2015 in the wake of a July 2012 report that 78 coal-fired units, with a combined generating capacity of 4,574 megawatts (MW), were shuttered between 2009 and 2011. Now, the...
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