New England’s last coal plants set to shutter, ushering in era of green energy

Environmentalists cheered the announcement as a 'breath of fresh air'

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CEI’s Daren Bakst is cited in a Fox News article on plans to coal plant shut downs:

“There’s a concerted effort to shift away from reliable sources of electricity generation to unreliable sources,” said Daren Bakst, director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment. “And ultimately the impact is going to be less reliable electricity, higher prices for Americans — it’s going to have a disproportionate impact on the poor.”

“You have to be able to call upon electricity sources when you need it, and you need it to be able to have consistent electricity, to be able to flip on the switch. You can’t have that with intermittent sources. Right now, it’s impossible to have that,” Bakst continued. “Therefore, you need baseload electricity generation so that you can have consistent electricity when you need it.”

Read the full article on Fox News.