In climate terms, Navajo Generating Station is the largest CO2 emitting power plant to close in at least a decade. It emitted 135 million tons of carbon between 2010 and 2017, or an annual average equally 3.3 million cars.
Fewer coal plants are retiring in 2019. But those that are among the biggest emitters in America. NGS emitted 135 million tons between 2010-2017. Bruce Mansfield emitted 122MT. And Paradise, which will shut down next year, posted emissions of 102MT