On February 12, 2014 NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emmerson shares this important message:
Yesterday a U.S. Department of Energy official confirmed our concerns that the cost of carbon capture and storage for new coal plants, stating it would be a 70-80% increase for 1st generation plants and 40% for 2nd generation. This cost inc...rease is unconscionable but not surprising. In light of this confirmation, the new power plants rule should be immediately withdrawn and reconsidered. It is unjustifiable for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to push through regulations that rely on technology that would eliminate the domestic and reliable option of coal in the future. Check out the video for yourself!