Study: Replacing coal with clean-energy sources could slash emissions

04/3/2012 | United Press International

Replacing coal with clean-energy sources will be the most economical way to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the western U.S., according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. "Decarbonization of the electric power sector is critical to achieving greenhouse-gas reductions that are needed for a sustainable future," said researcher Daniel Kammen. Policy changes are needed to discourage coal-fired power generation, the study reported.

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