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High Country News June 29, 1992

Special Issue: Part 1 of The Electric Revolution

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The end of the 'official future'

Pacific Gas and Electric, a huge California utility, tries to turn on a dime, abandoning nuclear power in favor of efficiency and alternative sources of energy.

Can coal burn cleanly?

To help coal survive as the nation's number one source of electricity, the federal government subsidizes a wide range of clean-coal research programs.

Perspective

How clean coal helped kill a utility

Rebuilding the Colorado-Ute Electric Association power plant at Nucla, Colo., was a technical success. Unfortunately, although the operation went well, the patient died a lingering and painful death.

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