Utilities continue to shove coal to the side and see renewables as the way the wind is blowing
The Martin-Drake Coal plant in Colorado Springs will process its last lump of coal Friday. The Martin Drake Power Plant will burn its last load of coal Friday, ending a century of coal-burning near downtown Colorado Springs. All but one of Colorado’s remaining coal plants will also close in this decade. What will replace the electricity generated by coal combustion in times when neither the wind blows nor the sun shines? The answers remain unclear.