UTILITIES: Antidote for A Smokestack

Antidote for A Smokestack

Question: What do 52 million trees in Guatemala have to do with one coal- burning power plant in Uncasville, Conn.? Answer: they form a healthy environmental equation. That is the hope of Virginia-based Applied Energy Services, a builder and operator of power plants in Texas, Pennsylvania and California. Like any other coal-fired generator, the 180-megawatt plant now under construction in Uncasville will spew carbon dioxide, the chief culprit ! in the globe-warming greenhouse effect. But acting on a recommendation from the World Resources Institute, a Washington environmental-policy research center, AES has voluntarily donated $2 million in seed money to a CARE...

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