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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule that would cap the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new coal and natural gas fired power plants. This rule would effectively outlaw coal as a fuel source for new generating plants, abandoning the Administration’s “all of the above” energy policy and replacing it with an “all but one” energy approach.
Elkhorn Rural Public Power District supports using a diverse fuel mix including renewables, natural gas, nuclear, and coal to generate electricity and keep costs affordable. The proposed rule fails to recognize the importance of a reliable energy supply and is not in the best interest of our country.
Coal plays a vital role in Nebraska’s energy mix, accounting for nearly 65% (2010 Nebraska Power Association data) of Nebraska’s electricity production. It is a dispatchable fuel source, which means that it is available 100% of the time, even when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing. The proposed EPA rule would require new coal plants to install carbon capture and storage, requiring these plants to sequester CO2 emissions deep within the earth. Unfortunately, this technology is not yet commercially available, is unproven, and would be prohibitively expensive.
We are urging the EPA to work with public power districts and electric cooperatives to find a common sense solution that balances energy needs and environmental concerns. We need your help. “TAKE ACTION NOW” by clicking on the Grassroots link on the left of the screen and you can send a message to the EPA urging them to withdraw this proposed rule. Every voice counts. We can make a difference.
“Elkhorn Rural Public Power District is dedicated to providing SAFE, RELIABLE, COST-EFFECTIVE electricity for ALL customers.”
2014 Energy Efficiency Program
The ERPPD board of directors voted to continue participation in NPPD’s EnergyWise incentive program for 2014. Click on the EnergyWise button on the left side of this screen to view the incentives offered for residential, commercial, and agricultural projects.
If you have any questions on the 2014 energy efficiency program incentives, please call our Energy Services Representative, Mark Gronau, at (800) 675-2185.