Miss. could face shortages under ‘clean power plan’
Right now, Mississippi gets 14 percent of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. But what would happen if the state were suddenly forced to seek all of its electricity from other sources? Could Mississippi experience shortages of power during peak use, with the cost of household power jumping significantly?
That’s the baffling scenario looming ahead as President Obama looks to implement strict rules on carbon emissions. Coal-powered electrical generation is now on the chopping block, thanks to a hastily assembled plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to shutter hundreds of domestic, coal-fired power plants.