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“Coal Spiral Deepens With 13 Plant Closures Announced In 2020”

“America is continuing its exodus from coal.

Alliant Energy Corp. announced Friday it will close its coal-fired Edgewater power plant outside Sheboygan, Wis., in 2022. A few weeks earlier, Great River Energy said it plans to shut its Coal Creek Station north of Bismarck, N.D., in two years' time. And in New Mexico, Arizona Public Service has moved forward the retirement date of the Four Corners Generating Station — long one of America's largest CO2 emitters — from 2038 to 2031.

Power companies have announced plans to close 13 coal plants this year, according to an E&E News review of federal data and companies' closure plans. Two others will be converted to natural gas.”

Benjamin Storrow reports for Climatewire May 27, 2020.