CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is delivering a speech about the future of coal-generated power at the school.
Chancellor Holden Thorp will respond on Tuesday to recommendations he received last week from a task force studying energy issues.
The task force was formed in January to help the university create a plan to reduce its carbon footprint. Among the group's recommendations is the elimination of the use of coal by May 2020.
For more than a century, coal has been used at UNC's power plants. In February, students protested the school's coal-based power plant despite the cogeneration facility being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its performance.
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