Utility Company To Buy Coal Plant Just To Shut It Down

Posted by Mike Confino, March 12, 2015

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State utility Florida Power and Light (FPL) wants to buy an old coal plant in Florida just to shut it down, a move that it says would prevent nearly 1 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year.

FPL filed a petition with the state’s Public Service Commission last week to acquire the Cedar Bay Generating Plant in Jacksonville, which went into service in 1994. Upon buying the coal plant, FPL plans to immediately reduce the plant’s operations by 90 percent, and then phase it out of service completely over the next two to three years.

via Utility Company To Buy Coal Plant Just To Shut It Down | ThinkProgress.

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