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Contact: Joost de Gouw
University of Colorado at Boulder

Coal-Fired Power Plant

Caption: In 2013, Xcel Energy decommissioned this coal-fired power unit in Denver's Arapahoe Station. Shifts in the US energy industry, including less electricity from coal, have meant fewer emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants from power plant, according to a new CIRES-led analysis.

Credit: Photo by Will von Dauster of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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