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The Price Tag For Uprooting America’s Electric Grid

By Thomas Pyle
President of the Institute for Energy Research

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, president of the Institute for Energy Research Thomas Pyle writes that scrapping the existing coal fleet to build new generators would impose expensive and unnecessary costs on the public. At $73.40 per megawatt-hour, electricity generated from new natural gas plants is about twice as expensive as from existing coal plants. This is due mostly to the plant’s upfront capital costs. Replacing coal with renewable sources is even more expensive. The IER study found that installing and operating new wind facilities would cost $106.80 per megawatt-hour.

 

EPA Clean Power Plan Will Hit Blacks and Hispanics Hardest

By Harry C. Alford
President/CEO National Black Chamber of Commerce

The Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities.

 

Don’t Let the EPA Win by Losing

By Thomas Pyle
President of the American Energy Alliance

The Supreme Court has struck a blow against the EPA’s out-of-control rulemaking. This is no time to surrender preemptively.

 

Supreme Court Pushes Back on EPA Overreach

Peabody Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow today praised the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule for power plant emissions.