Thursday, September 29, 2016

End of coal draws closer?

The CEO of Duke Energy tells Bloomberg she sees a time in the not-too-distant future when her utility does not burn coal to generate electricity but instead will rely instead on natural gas and renewables for most of its needs.

Duke gets most of its coal by rail, so this doesn't affect the river, right? Not necessarily.

I did a quick piece on this today for the web, which you can find here. If you check the second half, you'll see that Appalachian Power, an operating subsidiary of American Electric Power, says the same thing.

Look for more details on this next week.