TVA cuts emissions and costs by shutting coal, adding natgas plants

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(Reuters) - U.S.-owned power generator Tennessee Valley Authority said on Thursday it expects to continue cutting carbon emissions and reducing energy costs by producing more power with natural gas and nuclear while shutting old coal plants.
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