Entergy, which services much of the Greater Houston region through its Entergy Texas subsidiary, said it bought the 13-year-old Rhode Island State Energy Center power plant for $346 million in 2011 and wants to free up more cash for other opportunities.
While natural gas plants are considered more environmentally friendly than their coal counterparts, the report notes natural gas production is linked to the emission of methane — the main component of natural gas — which is a “potent climate change pollutant.”
Utility companies in Texas and beyond must adjust for the future or fade into oblivion, said Cris Eugster, chief generation and strategy officer for San Antonio’s integrated utility company, called CPS Energy.
While NRG disputes the claims, the Sierra Club study contends the W.A. Parish power plant in the small town of Thompsons is exceeding allowable sulfur dioxide emissions by more than twice the federal standard in its highest concentrations.
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