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 for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.