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June 19, 2014

Kentucky actually fares well under new EPA regs

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

In fact, Kentucky will be credited with greenhouse gas reductions it has already achieved since 2010, Lyons said. And there are some big ones already underway.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is replacing coal-fired generating units in Muhlenberg County with gas-fired units; Kentucky Power Company's Big Sandy coal-fired units in Louisa are also being replaced; and in western Kentucky, Big Rivers Corp. may idle some coal-fired units after an agreement to allow large aluminum smelter customers to buy power on the open market.

All were underway before the existing plant regulations were released last week but all can be counted against Kentucky's 18 percent rate reduction goal.

RONNIE ELLIS writes for CNHI News Service and is based in Frankfort. Reach him at rellis@cnhi.com. Follow CNHI News Service stories on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cnhifrankfort.

 

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