Monday, January 16, 2012

Another Coal Plant Shuts Down

Pam Mackey-Taylor
Iowa Chapter, Sierra Club

John Deere Dubuque Works, a farm implement manufacturer in Dubuque, Iowa, has ceased burning coal.

In an order from the Iowa Utilities Board, the IUB stated that the plant's annual net generation was 31,496 MWh.

In a filing with the Iowa Utilities Board on December 22, 2011, John Deere stated it was ceasing the "use of coal-fired generation for several reasons including implications of the proposed MACT standards" that are to control the release of mercury and other hazardous pollutants.

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