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Experts: Under Trump, states and cities must lead on energy

Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s outspoken denial of climate science being reflected not just though his words but his appointments, there is growing sentiment that the country’s energy future will be decided largely at the state level and by markets, relatively independent of Trump’s positions.

Vectren Corp. plans to retire one of two coal-fired units at its F.B. Culley plant in southwest Indiana.

Indiana pursuing coal retirements despite uncertainty over federal energy policy

Indiana coal advocates hope President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-regulation stance will bring a competitive boost to their beleaguered industry. But the state’s utilities have shown they’ll continue moving away from coal, driven by the low price of natural gas and the costs of meeting pollution regulations that won’t be easy to roll back.