- Language: English
- 108 Pages
- Published: October 2011
- Region: Spain
Coal And Public Power: Credit Issues With Obtaining It Apr 06
- Published: April 2006
- Standard & Poors
Over the past few years coal has made a significant comeback as the fuel of choice for public power utilities. As natural gas supplies have tightened and prices have hit all-time highs, geopolitical realities have placed a premium on energy independence. Not only is the use of coal a step toward achieving that goal, coal is also becoming less environmentally objectionable as technological improvements have reduced emissions at coal-fired plants. As a result, public power utilities are expanding coal generation capacity. Half of all electricity generated in the U.S. comes from coal and significant new coal-burning capacity is scheduled to come on-line over the next seven years. When Standard & Poor's Ratings Services evaluates the credit of public power utilities...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC
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