Energy Activist – Summer 2008

Winning the War on Coal

Coal is on the ropes, but its backers aren’t about to throw in the towel.

In the past three years, the region’s six major investor-owned utilities have all-but eliminated the 2,110 megawatts of new coal power in their 10-year plans. None of the 16 new coal plants proposed for Northwest states – nor any outside the region that would serve Northwest consumers — has been or is close to being built.

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