A Primer on Pending Environmental Regulations and their Potential Impacts on Electric System Reliability -- NESCAUMA Primer on Pending Environmental Regulations and their Potential Impacts on Electric System Reliability a report by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management updated February 2012
"The purpose of this primer is to provide a basic background on recent and pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) rules affecting the electric power generation sector (with coal power plants being a major focus). Several studies are briefly summarized that have assessed the environmental regulations’ possible collective impact on power plant retirements and electric system reliability. Where available, USEPA analyses of the costs and benefits of proposed and final rules are presented. Also presented are planning options identified in several of the scenario studies that can help mitigate potential reliability issues."