Monday, April 25, 2011

Gas Replacing Coal Even in Kentucky

When replacing coal power plants with gas takes place in Kentucky, you know that it can happen anywhere.

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities filed documents with the Kentucky Public Service Commission indicating that they will close by 2016 3 coal plants providing 979 megawatts of power and replace them with natural gas power plants.

The coal plants have drawn major opposition from residents living near them and have been significant sources of air pollution.

Coal plants are responsible for 90% of the toxic pollution from the power sector and toxic power plant pollution causes 17,000 premature deaths per year.  Not a misprint. 

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