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Cleaner Power: The Benefits and Costs of Moving from Coal Generation to Modern Technologies

Authors: 
Byron Swift, Environmental Law Institute
Date Released: 
May 2001
Cleaner Power: The Benefits and Costs of Moving from Coal Generation to Modern T

This paper analyzes benefits and costs of reducing by half the use of coal for electric generation in the United States by the year 2010, making use of the Haiku electricity market model developed and maintained at Resources for the Future. The analysis indicates that the coal generation would be replaced by generation from modern power technologies such as natural gas turbines, together with a small contribution by wind power and other sources.

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