Lakeland Electric has received the first of two local approvals needed to shut its coal-burning McIntosh 3 power plant this spring. The city Utility Committee endorsed the closing after utility officials said closing the plant three years ahead of schedule will save $13.1 million. City commissioners are expected to give their OK Jan. 19.

Source: The Ledger

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