Coal-burning will end at Colorado Springs’s Drake coal plant, the first of many in Colroado this decade. But how exactly will utilities get to 100% renewables?
The 2020s will be the decade of rapidly closing coal plants in Colorado. Utilities have plans for just one plant beyond 2030.
Colorado Springs Utilities will spend $100 million for natural-gas burners to replace the Drake power plant but will save money, water and cut pollution.
Long ago — late 2018 — a declaration of an 80% emissions reduction by 2030 seemed so bold. But Colorado Springs demonstrates its attainability. A new report says even more is possible.
Colorado Springs will be shedding its two coal plants during the coming decade. Will natural gas be the bridge fuel, or can a bigger leap be made—avoiding stranded assets in the future?