No-Coal Colorado

August 26, 2008

Coal definitely is the (out of) flavour of the summer.

First at the Australian Climate Camp, then outside the proposed site for the first of eight new coal-fired power stations in the UK, Kingsnorth – and now Colorado is on the clean energy map too!

Traditionally a mining center, this state is now demonstrating how to move to a new economy. A major utility company announced it would shut down two coal-fired power plants and in their place build one of the world’s largest utility-scale solar power plants.

Good news all round, especially since they’re also adding wind power to the game!

Full story here.

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