A new face of coal?
Heard an interesting piece on MPR this morning about a new coal-fired power plant being constructed in Springfield, IL: Illinois Town Demonstrates Energy Flexibility. Working with the Sierra Club, the town has created a plan to build a new coal-fired power plant but cut overall carbon emissions by investing in wind technology, encouraging consumers to increase efficiencies (see previous post - it really works!), and closing down two other coal plants. Perhaps this can be a model for other new plants?