|Editorial: Coal plants will continue to shut down|
Energy Central | December 1, 2017
Source: Wisconsin State Journal |
Dec. 01--Coal is not coming back.
Sorry, Wyoming, West Virginia and other states that mine the fading fuel.
Wisconsin, which imports most of its energy, is shutting down another coal plant, with plans to rely on more natural gas and renewable energy instead.
Congratulations to We Energies on its smart decision this week to close its Pleasant Prairie plant in Kenosha County. The plant burns about 13,000 tons of coal a day, most of it shipped here from Wyoming. The plant's buildings and equipment will be removed, according to We Energies, which has pledged to help about 150 employees find jobs elsewhere in the company.