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Big Win: KCP&L to curb its use of coal

In a huge win for the environment, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) just announced that it will curb its use of coal to generate electricity. KCP&L’s generating units at its Montrose, Sibley and Lake Road power plants will be shuttered or converted to use natural gas starting in 2016.

Kansas City Star

“After evaluating options for future environmental regulation compliance, ending coal use at these plants is the most cost effective and cleanest option for our customers,” said Terry Bassham, CEO of KCP&L.

Let’s hope other utilities in Missouri follow KCP&L’s lead.