March 19 — Some of the coal plants that are still running are scheduled to retire, but that still leaves a sizable fleet of operating coal plants. What’s keeping them alive? The answer isn’t simple — it’s a mix of economics, commodity pricing and regulations.
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.