"Power Plants Can Comply With Green Regulations: FERC"

"U.S. power plants can comply with new environmental rules without disrupting the supply of electricity if providers and local authorities have time to plan for the changes, energy regulators told congressional Republicans seeking to unwind the rules."

"'I believe this nation can retire a significant amount of existing generation,' said Philip Moeller, a Republican member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

'The key questions are which plants are going to be retired, where are they, and what is a manageable time frame.'

Republicans in Congress have vowed to block many of the Environmental Protection Agency's new rules -- which include restricting air pollution across state lines and limiting many pollutants. They say the rules would raise electricity costs and stifle job creation."

Emily Stephenson reports for Reuters September 15, 2011.


"House Panel Clears Delay, Revision Of EPA Rules for Cement Kilns, Boilers" (BNA)

Source: Reuters, 09/15/2011