With Coal’s Dominance in Missouri, Prospects of Clean Energy Transition Remain Uncertain

Iatan generating station. Credit: Army Corps of Engineers

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Keeping global warming in check will demand a nationwide transformation to carbon-free energy across all tiers of society and industry. Perhaps nowhere is the struggle more pronounced than in Missouri, where coal, the dirtiest of fuels, still supplies nearly three-quarters of electricity. Cleaning up the power grid here will likely mean retiring coal plants early, saddling customers with hefty costs. Read the story.