What a deal: a minimum of $100 million in costs for just one utility in exchange for no benefits — even on a nationwide basis.
The Gleaner (Henderson, KY) reports,
It may eventually cost Big Rivers Electric Corp. an estimated $100 million to install equipment to capture mercury and other toxic emissions to meet new pollution standards announced Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, utility officials said Thursday.
But that’s not all.
“The real impact will be on the O&M” — operations and maintenance — “side of the business,” according to Bill Blackburn, Big Rivers’ senior vice president of finance and energy services as well as its chief financial officer.
Until the costs of operating and maintaining the new pollution controls are known, “We just can’t tell what that rate impact will be” to homes and businesses, Blackburn said…
Read the full article.
Steve Milloy publishes JunkScience.com and GreenHellBlog.com and is the author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop ThemCommenting Policy
Pursuant to Title 17 U.S.C. 107, other copyrighted work is provided for educational purposes, research, critical comment, or debate without profit or payment. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for your own purposes beyond the 'fair use' exception, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Views are those of authors and not necessarily those of Canada Free Press. Content is Copyright 1997-2017 the individual authors. Site Copyright 1997-2017 Canada Free Press.Com Privacy Statement