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U.S. coal plant closings ahead despite policy changes

Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, is quoted in an article that reports the U.S. is on course for more coal plant closings as utilities shift to cheaper renewables and natural gas, despite policy changes meant to bolster the coal industry. Inside Climate News: https://bit.ly/2wEiQnB