THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have published an interesting white paper entitled: “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency.”
The report highlights that over the past year, the U.S. utility industry has experienced significant angst over pending updates to utility environmental regulations.
Of particular concern is the question of whether to invest in plant updates to comply with these regulations or to retire these plants altogether and replace this capacity with new (and most likely natural gas-fueled) power plants. Many inside and outside the utility industry have painted this situation as a crisis in the making.
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