EPA mercury rules to raise Louisiana electricity prices by 25%

Breathe the new air. Same as the old air — just more expensive.

The Shreveport Times reports,

AEP SWEPCO expects to significantly raise customers’ rates over the next several years — and the company puts the blame on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

New regulations from the EPA will force capital investments at SWEPCO power plants that will increase rates as much as 25 percent by 2015, SWEPCO officials said…

Because the investments are federally mandated, Bond said he expects approval from LPSC and other Commissions.

4 thoughts on “EPA mercury rules to raise Louisiana electricity prices by 25%”

  1. THIS IS WHY WE ARE LEAVING CALIFORNIA, STUPIDITY AND NO LONGER CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR ALL
    THIS BOGUS AIR POLLUTION AND NOW THE CURLY QUE,S , AL GORE BILLIONS IN RIP OFF…
    BUY THEM NOW BECAUSE THE REGULAR BULBS ARE GONE BY THIS JANUARY….2012..

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