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February 10, 2009

Nevada Coal Plant Postponed, and Energy Efficiency

Another piece of goods news in the fight against coal - another coal plant has been put on hold. This time it's the Ely Energy Center in Nevada. From the article:

NV Energy three years ago said the Ely Energy Center's two 750-MW units and associated transmission power lines would cost about $3.8 billion and be operational by 2012. That price tag has jumped to more than $5 billion, Yackira said, with opening of the plants in phases in 2015 and 2016.

And in coal-related energy efficiency news, the Rocky Mountain Institute recently released a report saying that "(e)fficiency alone could cut 30 percent of U.S. electric use and avoid need for 60 percent of coal-fired generation." Now there's another fantastic alternative to coal power! Check it out on the RMI website.


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