Democrats’ Energy Plan Will Kill U.S. Coal by 2030, Miners Say

Sept. 13, 2021, 6:50 PM

A plan to push utilities to use more clean energy could eliminate coal from the U.S. power grid by the end of the decade, according to a trade group that represents coal miners.

The Clean Electricity Performance Program proposed by House Democrats authorizes $150 billion in incentives for utilities that deliver at least 4% more clean energy to customers. Those that don’t will have to pay a penalty to the U.S. Energy Department.

The program is a key part of President Joe Biden’s signature climate goal of decarbonizing the electric grid by 2035. For the coal industry, the carrot-and-stick ...

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