ClimateWire headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. ENERGY

High-stakes poker: plotting the future of coal-fired power plants

If one were to sketch a family tree of eastern U.S. power plants, the Gallatin Fossil Plant outside Nashville, Tenn., and the Big Sandy Power Plant in eastern Kentucky might be distant cousins. Separated by 300 miles of Cumberland Plateau, the two hulking coal burners share lineage as power plants that helped industrialize the South after World War II. But when it comes to their futures, the Gallatin and Big Sandy coal plants have met sharply divergent paths with significant implications for their surrounding regions.

TODAY'S STORIES

E&ETV's OnPoint

Climate Digest: Top climate stories from E&E's newsroom

Advertisement

E&E Interactive

E&E's Power Plan Hub

Compiled Coverage by Issue

Fiscal 2017 Budget and Appropriations
Drought
Power Shift: Election Transitions
Oregon Standoff
Global Climate Debate

E&E Special Reports

Deep Underground
Swing State Snapshot
Heating up in the Heartland
National Park Service:100 Years
Ukraine Hacking
Dead Seas
Hot CO2mmodity
A Tale of Two Coal Towns
Sports at Risk
People To Watch 2016

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Advertisement

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

Latest E&ETV Videos