Grid Is at Risk
According to the Wall Street Journal (May 8, 2022), many states are facing the possibility of “rolling blackouts during heat waves,” “emergency measures,” and “electricity outages.”
The coal fleet has been the foundation of the American electricity grid and continues to be an integral part of the evolving energy landscape. Currently, the coal fleet is responsible for over 20 percent of U.S. electricity needs. With an infrastructure network that includes a complex transmission system, and access to highways, railways, and waterways, the coal fleet provides consistent, dispatchable, fuel-secure power on a 24/7 basis. It is critical to maintaining affordable electricity prices, and a reliable and resilient electricity grid.
Washington, D.C. – America’s Power President and CEO Michelle Bloodworth issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act: