Oct. 16 — Even now, with coal supplying one-third of the US’ power, UCS estimated more than 20 percent of existing coal power plants are “uneconomic” in today’s electricity market. They may face retirement before 2030. (That’s not including the 18 percent of the country’s existing coal capacity that is already announced for retirement or conversion to natural gas.)
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.