ALL of these plants are Progress plants. Pressure to get them converted to natural gas quickly has been intensified by Duke, who is 100% on board with this "green" nonsense.
What you are witnessing is the end result of governmental pressure to destroy the coal business. In addition to electric rates rising as we convert to natural gas, you will soon see increases in prices for anything that travels by rail, because five of the seven Class A railroads operating in North America are seeing decreased revenue from coal shipments. They have to make up that revenue somewhere, and it will be coming from your wallet when you buy a car, a box of cereal, a television, or anything else coming in by rail.
You have an opportunity to voice your opinion on the War on Coal on November 6th.
Finally, Brunswick plant is ONE powerplant of many, all feeding a grid that powers the state and helps to power entire Southeast. To think that we shouldn't have to pay what every other NC customer has to pay because Brunswick plant is in our backyard reflects an incredible ignorance of how the transmission system operates.
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