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Sierra Club Grades Utilities on Clean Energy Transitions

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The Sierra Club has issued a new report titled The Dirty Truth About Utility Climate Pledges, which ranks electric utilities operating across the U.S. on efforts to phase out coal-burning power plants and construction of new natural gas burning electric facilities, as well as investments in clean energy. The report coincides with the launch of a interactive online dashboard. Glen Hooks, director of Arkansas Sierra Club Chapter, discusses how Arkansas utilities are faring.

 

Correction: We report that Flint Creek Power Plant, which burns coal, is half-owned by Entergy. Flint Creek is 50-percent owned by Southwestern Electric Power Company, which operates the facility, and 50-percent owned by Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp (AECC). 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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