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More gas plants coming to the US—and it’ll mean more emissions

More gas plants coming to the US—and it'll mean more emissions

The United States is on track to build nearly 200 additional natural gas-fired power plants over the coming years, despite the growing climate crisis and economic competition from renewables.

A USA Today analysis finds that there are 177 plants under construction or announced across the country, with nearly 2,000 currently in service.

This new analysis from the Rocky Mountain Institute finds that 88 gas-fired plants scheduled to begin operating by 2025 would emit 100 million tons of carbon dioxide a year and that most would become uneconomic due to competition from renewables by 2035.

Sierra Club Michael Brune says, “If we are to prevent runaway climate change, these new plants can’t be built.”

More at USA Today.

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