Platts’ Bob Matyi reports Kentucky officials believe they won’t have to close down any additional coal plants to comply with the proposal.
‘Alteri and John Lyons, Kentucky assistant secretary for climate policy, briefed state lawmakers on the potential impact of the GHG rules late last week in Frankfort. Their belief that no additional coal plant retirements are anticipated in the next several years is “based upon current energy prices,’ Alteri said. ‘Currently, nobody has announced a retirement as to these [CO2] rules. Nobody’s mentioned to us they’re going to retire due to those rules.'”