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EPA Could Raise Electricity Bills

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No one wants a higher utility bill. But there are concerns that the increases could be dramatic if certain EPA regulations are passed.

The EPA has been hearing testimony on regulations regarding carbon dioxide emissions at coal burning power plants. The rules would limit the amount of CO2 that can be released by a coal power plant, and could force companies to apply carbon capture technology.

Last week, a member of the Obama administration said mandating the technology could increase electricity bills by up to 80 percent.

"It has significant implications not only for the utility industry but electric consumers and their pocket books. The proposed rules are certainly stringent, and the utilities are not able to comply with them right now with the existing technology," says Mary Miller, Basin Electric.

Captured carbon dioxide can be stored underground or used for advanced oil recovery. Basin Electric studied the possibility of adding carbon capture technology to its plant but found the project to be too expensive.

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