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GLOBAL WARMING-COAL TO GAS
Kentucky plant emblematic of change across the US, as utilities move from coal to natural gas
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:36 AM EDT
A coal-fired power plant in a Kentucky county with a history of mining is getting a new generator that runs on natural gas.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is building the $1 billion unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant. When the natural gas facility is finished in 2017, the TVA will shut down two coal-burning units at Paradise that date to the 1960s.
The Environmental Protection Agency says natural gas generators produce about half the carbon dioxide of coal-fired units. But miners who work in the county think the rules could mean more layoffs.