24 Aug '17, 5am

Mich. Utility Agrees To Less Coal, More Renewables Under Settlement - Solar Industry

Under a settlement agreement announced today by the Sierra Club, the Lansing Board of Water and Light (LBWL) in Michigan will stop burning fossil fuels at its coal-fired Erickson Generating Station by December 2025 and commit to specific clean energy investments. According to the group, the agreement settles claims of Clean Air Act violations at LBWL’s Erickson and Eckert generating stations in Lansing. The agreement also makes enforceable LBWL’s previously announced plans to retire the Eckert plant by December 2020. In a lawsuit filed in 2015, the Sierra Club claimed LBWL did not act to correct more than 3,500 self-reported violations of the federal Clean Air Act at the utility’s Erickson and Eckert coal plants. Along with the confirmed retirements, LBWL has now committed to adding at least 106 MW of new wind and solar energy generation by Dec. 31, 2020, says the Sierra C...

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