Another utility cuts back on coal

Star Tribune: The state's most coal-dependant power company said Wednesday that it will stop burning the fuel at three of its oldest electrical generators in 2015. The announcement by Minnesota Power is the latest sign of coal's decline in the electric power industry. Seven other power generators owned by three other Minnesota utilities also are turning away from coal to avoid adding expensive controls for mercury emissions by 2016. Minnesota Power, the electric utility serving the Iron Range and central......

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