Coal-Fired Power Plant (IMAGE) University of Colorado at Boulder 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 Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.