Michigan's Biggest Utility Phasing Out Coal, Despite Trump's Stance

"LANSING, MI -- President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to end the "war on coal," but DTE Energy CEO Gerry Anderson said the company plans to phase out the fuel, regardless.

Anderson said the company had already shuttered three coal-fired units, and has plans to shelve another eight by 2030.

"All of those retirements are going to happen regardless of what Trump may or may not do with the Clean Power Plan," said Anderson in an interview.

Aside from the Clean Power Plan, which targets carbon emissions, Anderson said existing environmental regulations were making coal plants less economically appealing. And DTE Energy's coal units are aging, which makes maintenance more costly."

Emily Lawler reports for MLive Media Group November 25, 2016.

Source: MLive Media, 11/29/2016