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Alabama Coal Plant Tops List of Emitters

April 30, 2021

A report from a Colorado-based group that provides analysis and market reports to the energy industry says an Alabama power plant has the highest emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) of any coal-fired facility in the Lower 48 states.

BTU Analytics in a report released April 29 ranked the James H. Miller plant in West Jefferson, Alabama, about 20 miles northwest of Birmingham, as the largest CO2 emitter. The plant has four coal-fired units, the first of which came online in 1978, with Unit 4 entering operation in 1991.

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