Why Colorado Coal Plants Won't Close Early After All

Jan 27, 2021

Colorado regulators proposed early closures for three coal-fired power plants, to improve air quality and fight climate change, then did a 180 on the decision a month later. Why was it abandoned?


Colorado regulators proposed early closures for three coal-fired power plants to improve air quality and fight climate change. Then they reversed the decision a month later. In this report, we look at the proposal and why it was abandoned.

 

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