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Coal (De)regulations Impact Water Sector

08 May 2017
Research Note

On 28 April 2017, a U.S. federal appeals court announced a 60-day stay on a final ruling on the 2015 Clean Power Plan, which mandates a 32% reduction below 2005 levels of carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired electric power plants by 2030.

At the same time, coal plants around the U.S. are increasingly being replaced by natural gas and renewable power. Furthermore, as independent power providers and utilities distance themselves from coal, wastewater solutions providers are beginning to benefit from closures of coal ash storage facilities.

In this Research note, Bluefield water experts analyze how recent changes in the coal sector will impact opportunities in water, answering these key questions:

  • How will the delay in environmental regulations impact the water for power sector?
  • What does the decline in coal mean for for water solution providers?
  • How will wastewater solution providers benefit from closures of coal ash facilities?

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