Energy Policy:

EPRI's Steve Specker calculates the cost of greenhouse gas reductions

As lawmakers consider a cap on greenhouse gas emissions, electric utilities could be looking at major challenges to increasing future energy output. During today's E&ETV Event Coverage, Steve Specker -- president and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute -- compares the costs of various electricity generation options, including renewable energy, nuclear power and coal gasification. Specker, speaking last week at an event sponsored by Resources for the Future, also discusses major issues facing the utility sector, such as nuclear waste storage questions, rising natural gas prices and the feasibility of capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions.

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