Industry Study Finds EPA Interstate Air Rule Would Raise Electricity Prices

October 12, 2004
A new analysis by industry consultants of EPA's proposal to reduce interstate air pollution caused by power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides shows the rule would make electricity prices rise 25 percent by 2010 and an additional 10 percent by 2015. The energy-cost impacts of the proposal are surprising because EPA has touted the plan as striking a good balance between economic growth and environmental progress. The study, The Outlook for U.S. Steam Coal Long-Term Forecast...

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