04 May '11, 2pm

Entire State of Washington to End Coal-Fired Power

Entire State of Washington to End Coal-Fired Power

The plan calls for TransAlta to shut down the first boiler by 2020 and the second by 2025 while making interim improvements in emission control. During this time the company is required to set up a $30 million community investment fund to be used for energy efficiency projects and economic development. The company will also contribute $25 million to a tech fund that will support energy innovation and alternative energy companies in Washington state. That could all add up to hundreds of new green jobs in weatherization and other conservation fields, new jobs in manufacturing and installing renewable energy projects, and new jobs in R&D.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/04/entire-state-of-washi...

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