An industrial area in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, with the Fisk Generating Station in the background. (Photo by Steven Vance via Creative Commons)

When coal plants shut down, what happens next?

As decades-old coal plants in urban areas go dark in coming years, environmental groups, city planners, elected officials and local residents are turning their attention from the health and environmental impacts of the plants’ emissions to the future of these sites.
Photo by Steven Vance via Creative Commons