Boardman smokestack demolished, marking the end of a coal-fired era in Oregon

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A contractor is set to demolish the towering smokestack at Portland General Electric's shuttered coal-fired power plant near Boardman at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Boardman coal plant operated from 1980 until its early retirement in 2020. The closure eliminated about 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions that were coming from the plant every year.
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Boardman smokestack demolished, marking the end of a coal-fired era in Oregon

A contractor demolished the towering smokestack at Portland General Electric’s shuttered coal-fired power plant near Boardman on Thursday morning, heralding the end of the era of coal-fired power generation in Oregon.

3 months ago·Portland, United States
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Explosive demolition of Boardman coal plant underscores end of coal-fired electric generation in Oregon

A demolition contractor on Thursday imploded the towering smokestack and 19-story boiler building at Portland General Electric’s shuttered coal-fired power plant near Boardman, bringing a symbolic close to the era of coal-fired power generation in Oregon. Imported electricity generated from coal still flows through transmission wires across the Pacific Northwest, but that looks to be winding down soon, too.

3 months ago
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