Thursday, December 20, 2012

AEP Shuts Down Big Sandy Plant

Will we remember this as the year when everything with the name "Sandy" in it was Bad News? The hurricane, the name of the murder scene, and now this...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/business/energy-environment/aep-has-plan-to-close-kentuckys-big-sandy-power-plant.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1356039402-zanZ9jvYKyvWoxt3gbij7Q

Close? Why not employ the workers to convert the plant to something other than burning coal? The Times mentions that the first plan to "retrofit" the plant would have been absurdly expensive. So? They can't think of a better plan?