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Jim Matheson

Electric co-ops see future for both coal and renewables

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2017 - National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson welcomes the Trump administration’s commitment to “eliminating” the Clean Power Plan that was designed to limit power plant carbon emissions for the first time. But the former seven-term Utah congressman also tells Agri-Pulse that he expects NRECA member co-ops to continue investing heavily in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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Low cost of natural gas shifted energy mix in 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 - In addition to keeping wholesale power prices relatively stable in 2016, the low cost of natural gas contributed to a shift toward increased natural gas-fired electricity generation, largely at the expense of coal-fired generation, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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