The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new proposed rules limiting the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new coal and natural gas based power plants. Because of this, the Administration has abandoned its “all-of-the-above” energy strategy and embraced an “all-but-one” approach that effectively prevents construction of new coal-based generation.
Electric cooperatives strongly oppose this shift and believe the proposed rule should be withdrawn. Co-ops support using a diverse fuel mix including renewables, natural gas, nuclear and coal to generate electricity, and support using demand response and energy efficiency to use that energy wisely and keep costs affordable. Co-ops also continue to deploy new technologies and are researching even more cutting edge technologies to meet the energy needs of the future.
Please join our effort www.Action.coop and tell EPA to reconsider its “all-but-one” approach; to work with the electric cooperatives to find a common sense solution that balances energy needs and environmental concerns. Please share this information with your friends and family; ask them to visit www.Action.coop to learn more and send their message to the EPA.