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EPA rules put the squeeze on power generation
Josh 201604 KWP
TX peeps, expect more power outages starting Jan, 2012. TX generates 40% from coal (market driven) and new EPA regulations will reduce the net amount of SO2 that can be released from power generation. SO2 is bad, and it's good to limit it. However, ERCOT expects that Jan 1 is insufficient time for the generation operators to replace that much capacity with non-coal sources.

Ref: http://www.ercot.com/news/press_releases/2011/CEO_Statement_Regarding_EPA_Cross-State_Rule