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Report Says Economics Don't Make Sense for the Nation's Costliest Coal-Fired Units
A new report says many of the nation’s coal-fired power plants won’t be competitive once they’re upgraded with pollution controls. The report was produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and it’s basically an economic analysis of the nation’s coal-fired power plants. The researchers used publicly-available data to calculate the cost of operating each coal plant, and if the plants didn’t already have modern pollution controls they added on the cost of installing them.