WASHINGTON — At least 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and 36 more might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.Together, those plants produce enough electricity for more than 22 million households, but their demise probably won’t cause homes to go dark. Tax revenue and jobs, however, will be lost, and investments in new power plants and pollution controls will probably raise electric bills.
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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.