The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a proposed New Source Performance Standard for greenhouse gases, has effectively outlawed coal as a fuel source for the next generation of power plants. The proposed standards would require new coal plants to install carbon capture and storage, a technology that is not yet commercially available and is prohibitively expensive. This would eliminate coal as a fuel source for future generation and reduce America's fuel diversity.
Your electric cooperative supports a comprehensive energy and environmental policy that maximimizes energy efficiency, embraces all domestic fuels -- nuclear, natural gas, renewable, and coal, and emphasizes the development of technologies that reduce CO2 and other emissions. But this proposal has the opposite effect, reducing our future fuel diversity and sharply limiting incentives for coal technology development.
EPA's proposed greenhouse gases new source performance standard for power plants would take America's energy and environmental policy in the wrong direction. Urge EPA to withdraw this proposal and work with electric cooperatives and others on another approach to addressing greenhouse gases.
Tell EPA you oppose this proposed greenhouse gas standard for power plants. Use the NRECA Take Action Network or click on the AMEC Grassroots icon to provide comments on this proposed rule.