Coal vs. Natural Gas

The coal plant ballots don't go out to Tallahassee voters until Friday, but the city is now releasing a review of the economic impact of the proposed plant.

A Jacksonville plant is similar to the one proposed in Taylor County. The city says based on current fuel prices, if the Taylor County plant was in operation, the 150 megawatts the plant would generate would cost $66.9 million less than the city's current costs.

However, the city adds that the future costs of natural gas and coal cannot be predicted.

The mail-in ballots could arrive in mailboxes as early as this weekend and are due at the supervisor of election’s office by 7 p.m., November 17.