– via Daily Energy Insider
Fla. coal plant to turn off lights on New Year’s Eve
“Buying and shutting down old, inefficient coal plants is unprecedented in America. I’m very proud of our employees for proposing this innovative approach that’s environmentally beneficial and saves customers millions of dollars.”
– Florida Power & Light President and CEO Eric Silagy, on the utility’s announcement that it will shut down its 292-megawatt, coal-fired Cedar Bay Generating Plant – only 22 years old – on New Years Eve, cutting 1 million tons of carbon pollution and saving customers $70 million.