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After Years of Keeping Rates Low, Coal Now Detrimental to Utility Costs

By Jean-Pierre Daniel - Ligne à haute-tension 400.000 volts - Centrale de FessenheimCoal-fired electricity is one of the reasons Kentucky’s utility rates are among the lowest in the nation. And as new pollution regulations take effect, coal is the reason Kentucky will be among the hardest hit states. Rate increases currently before the Public Service Commission are one sign of the changing tide.

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