Xcel Already on Clean Path
Wisconsin has a little more work to do than many other states in meeting new emission standards set out by the EPA. That's because the state gets more than half of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. Those are the plants that the fed agency is going after for carbon pollutants. But, at Xcel energy, Brian Elwood says that energy company is already pushing towards cleaner energy. Especially from wind and nuclear
In the first-of-its-kind emissions standards released this week, the EPA is calling for a 34% cut in carbon pollutants from Wisconsin coal plants by 2030.