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Crowd protests Duke Energy coal plants

A crowd estimated at more than 120 gathered Wednesday at Williams Park across from Duke Energy Florida's headquarters in St. Petersburg. They urged the utility to close two coal units by 2016 and replace them with solar power. Led by the Sierra Club, which is urging utilities nationwide to close coal plants, almost two dozen groups participated in the chilly morning rally with banners that read "Sunshine State for Solar Power," "Solar is the Power!" and "Let the Sun Shine." Duke plans to close Crystal River coal units 1 and 2 by 2020, but the groups want the utility to act sooner because the generators are considered among the nation's worst polluters. (St. Petersburg; Nov. 13, 2013) [Chris Zuppa | Tampa Bay Times]

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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