As many as 353 coal-fired electricity units could be retired as the costs of installing...

|By:, SA News Editor

As many as 353 coal-fired electricity units could be retired as the costs of installing pollution controls on those plants won’t let them compete with cheaper natural gas and wind power, the Union of Concerned Scientists said in a report released today. Such a move would be warranted, the group says, because those rarely used plants have already outlived their 30-year lifespan and generate the most emissions of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases.