Natural Gas Will Meet Markets, Too
As a 25-year veteran of the electric-power industry (first as a contractor, then as a utility employee), I found Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren’s “Coal Meets Markets” (February 25) interesting — but slightly tinged with the rose-colored view that the natural-gas industry has been promoting.
They claim that 97 gigawatts of generating capacity were added between 2007 and 2011. However, due to the massive tax credits ($22 per megawatt-hour) for the first ten years of operation of a wind farm, the installation of generating capacity has recently been skewed toward wind turbines. According to the