By Emily Holden
August 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm ET
The City Wire’s Wesley Brown reports that a representative of Arkansas’ largest electric utility, Entergy, told stakeholders the proposal is complex and still growing.
Coal-fired plants still supply nearly 53% of Arkansas’ electricity demand. As of Feb. 14, Arkansas ranked 29th among the 50 states in the amount of total carbon dioxide or “dirty air” emissions with 67 million metric tons. By comparison, Texas is ranked first with 656 metric tons of carbon emissions, while Vermont and the District of Columbia have the lowest emissions at three and six million metric tons.
Emily Holden previously worked at Morning Consult as a reporter covering energy and climate change.