Power plant explosion casts new light on New York’s dirty fuel addiction – AOL News

ASTORIA, N.Y. ― The transformer explosion that illuminated the New York City skyline late Thursday night came from one of the state’s dirtiest plants, casting new light on the city’s dependence on antiquated oil-burning power stations and bolstering calls for cleaner electricity.This densely-populated area of northwestern Queens provides nearly half the city’s electricity from aging plants that burn number 6 fuel oil, a thick, viscous oil blend considered one of the most polluting energy sources in the world.

Source: Power plant explosion casts new light on New York’s dirty fuel addiction – AOL News

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