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April 25, 2012 06:30 ET

Challenges Face U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plant Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2012) - Research by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Throughout the U.S., coal-fired power projects are being cancelled or put on hold indefinitely due to increasing emissions regulations and public opposition. However, with increasing power demand, electric utilities must build new baseload plants, such as coal-fired or nuclear plants, to meet future demand. Many of these new coal-fired projects come with their own sets of unique challenges. Examples of major coal-fired projects under construction include plants belonging to American Electric Power Company (NYSE:AEP) in Arkansas and Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) in Illinois.

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