A Major U.S. Utility Is Closing Its Coal-Fired Power Plants a Decade Early

This Yale Environment 360 article discusses why a U.S. utility is closing its coal-fired power plants a decade early. One of the United States’ largest utilities, Xcel Energy Inc., announced it will close its remaining coal-fired power plants in the Upper Midwest a decade ahead of schedule and add 3,000 megawatts of new solar capacity by 2030, E&E News reported. It is the latest step in the utility’s plan to provide 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050.

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