Power Struggle: America's old coal plants and new EPA regulations
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Yesterday I published a brief overview of the U.S. power sector. Aging coal plants are responsible for the vast bulk of the its pollution -- greenhouse gases, SOX and NOX, particulates (smog), mercury, combustion ash, you name it. The power sector's pollution problem is largely the problem of old coal plants. What's the deal with that? Why are those plants still so filthy?
A broad look at the power industry -- where the power plants are, what they burn, and which ones pollute.