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Fortnightly Magazine - November 15 1999
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Steep environmental costs mean coal-fired power's competitive edge will drop by half.

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A mid increasing pressures to reduce costs, the competitive positions and profitability of U.S. coal-fired power plants will change dramatically in the near-term. Resource Data International Inc. examined this change within its recently released study, "Coal-Fired Generation in Competitive Power Markets."

The study identifies plants whose competitive position and profitability will change from 1998 to 2003 as a result of moving coal and transportation contracts to market levels and complying with environmental standards. The study also identifies how such changes will position each plant against combined-cycle additions.

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