Utilities Face Expensive EPA Rules Aimed at Reducing Emissions from Coal, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Despite the low cost of coal in America and the growing use of scrubbers that dramatically reduce emissions from coal-fired electric plants, the use of coal as a fuel has been under attack by regulators and environmentalists.  A large number of U.S. utilities are turning away from coal in favor of less-polluting natural gas.  For example, North Carolina utility Progress Energy planned to close 11 coal burning plants by 2017.  In 2018, U.S. utilities planned to take 11.4 gigawatts of coal-fired plant capacity offline.  For example, Xcel Energy, Inc. announced plans to close two coal-fired units with a combined production…

A Representative List of Organizations that Have Used our Research and Products: