New York Retires Last Coal Plant

New York State’s aggressive Climate Leadership and Community Protection Actpassed June 2019, which mandates carbon-free electricity by 2040 and a net-zero carbon economy by 2050, along with the state’s adoption of strict emissions rules and the low cost of natural gas and renewable energy, contributed to the closing of New York’s last coal-fired power plant. The 675MW plant on the shore of Lake Ontario, along with its companion plant near Ithaca that closed in October, might be converted into data centers which would support more jobs than the coal plant and potentially employ the 55 coal plant employees.  Bloomberglawpowermag