Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
Coal plants are a really dirty way of generating power,
but the consequences of shutting down a bunch of them, may have negative
impacts as well.
Starting in about 1990, we should have been building about 200 nuclear plants.
Because of Government regulation, coal plants were built instead.
I worry we could be shutting down power plants, before we have replacement capacity,
and what that could do to electric rates.
Not going to happen. In my village, they adapted an old coal fired generator to operate off of natural gas which was piped in.

Not to worry, they pretty much have a handle on it. I'd be more worried about the aging power grid system, e.g. aging power lines, sub stations and transformers. Who remembers the recent brown outs and black outs out east?