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Ameren plans to close coal plant and embrace renewable energy

Ameren Missouri intends to close its coal plant, Rush Island Energy Center, and finance this through a new law aiming to enhance renewable energy use.

Allison Kite reports for the Missouri Independent.

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Ameren seeks to shutter Missouri coal plant early, recoup investment from ratepayers

Missouri’s largest electric provider hopes to use a state law meant to help utilities add renewable energy to close a coal plant found in violation of federal clean air laws.

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Net zero by 2050 has quickly become the new normal for the largest U.S. utilities

New plans from Ameren and Entergy show the trend to renewables is accelerating because coal just can’t compete. Some activists want it to go even faster.
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Local leaders and advocates push for Ameren to retire its coal plants by 2030 — up to 15 years before planned

The St. Louis-based electric monopoly’s heavy reliance on coal is under scrutiny as it works to file an updated long-term plan by an Oct. 1 deadline.
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Environmentalists criticize EPA over Missouri Ameren plant

Some St. Louis-area environmental watchdogs are criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to declare that Missouri's largest coal-fired power plant has met a key air quality regulation.

Major Midwest utility to invest $7.6 billion in smart grid technology and renewables
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Major Midwest utility to invest $7.6 billion in smart grid technology and renewables

The initiative, known as the Smart Energy Plan, is the latest expansion of Ameren's green-energy push.

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In Missouri, coal complicates the case for electric vehicle infrastructure
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In Missouri, coal complicates the case for electric vehicle infrastructure

One of the country’s most coal-dependent utilities wants to offer electric vehicle charging station incentives.
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