Georgia Power to Shutter two Coal-Fired Power Plants
March 16, 2011
On March 16, Sierra Club applauded the announcement of Georgia Power to shutter two of its coal-fired power plants in middle Georgia. In the announcement, the company stated that the cost of retrofitting the coal plants to meet current and pending environmental regulations was too high to justify their continued use. The two units at Plant Branch in Putnam County have a capacity of 569 megawatts. Georgia Power hopes to retire the units when new pollution control requirements take effect in 2013.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Colleen Kiernan, Sierra Club Georgia Chapter director. “The Sierra Club has been actively pressuring Georgia Power to ‘clean ‘em up or shut ‘em down’ for over 10 years, and we applaud every step taken to make way for a clean energy future.”
Details and Documents:
Georgia Power To Retire Old, Dirty Coal Power
March 20, 2012, Sierra Club et al. Press Release
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