As another coal plant closes, solar energy keeps shining in Mississippi

Citing a lack of economic viability, a city-owned electric utility in Mississippi will close the Henderson Station coal plant in May 2018. The announcement highlights that consumers are continuing to choose clean energy as a superior alternative to dirty, expensive coal-fired electric power plants.

 The news comes after a strong “Summer of Solar” in Mississippi, with sustained growth in the state’s clean energy capacity. This year alone, enough solar energy to power 15,000 Mississippi homes was installed at three facilities near Gulfport, in Lamar County at Sumrall and in Hattiesburg. In addition, a 52 Megawatt solar-powered station recently broke ground in Lauderdale County, which will provide cost-saving, renewable energy to the equivalent of another 5,400 Mississippi homes and businesses.

Read the full Press Release at Sierra Club
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