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Era of Fossil Fuel Power Plants Rapidly Receding: Ending Life Expectancy

“New research shows that most fossil fuel plants will have reached the end of their expected lives by 2035, making it easier to envision Joe Biden’s climate plan.”

“What if President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to get to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035 turns out to involve not radical disruption but a smooth transition?

A new paper in the journal Science shows that most of the country’s existing coal, natural gas and oil power plants would be past the end of their expected lives by 2035, leaving only a small share that would need to close early under the Biden policy.

Considering this, implementing the Biden plan “is probably easier than people expected,” said the author, Emily Grubert, an environmental engineering professor at Georgia Tech.”

Dan Gearino reports for Inside Climate News December 10, 2020.


“The Making of Biden’s Superfast Push for Clean Electricity” (Bloomberg Green)