Oct

18

Pennsylvania Coal-Fired Power Plants To Be Deactivated

Two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania will be deactivated soon. This comes in the midst of a firestorm of debates, about the future of coal as more companies turn to natural gas for energy.

The president of FirstEnergy says that the changing market for coal and trying to comply with new clean air standards is to blame.

The plants are losing money when the demand for electricity is low and the competition for natural gas is rising. The plants need upgrades to meet standards and if kept open would continue to lose money.

 

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