Asheville Asks Duke to Cut Its Coal Reliance
(ABC News) When the city launched an ambitious plan to slash its carbon footprint, a major obstacle stood in its way: A massive coal-fired plant on the edge of town. After some progress, Ashville decided to take another step — passing a resolution calling on Duke Energy to reduce its reliance on coal, a move designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions at the company’s Asheville Plant. Environmental groups praised the city’s action, saying it would move Asheville from coal-fired electricity toward a clean energy future. And with the move, Asheville jointed a debate playing in cities across the U.S. over coal-fired plants and their impact on the environment.
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