Shares of power-plant operators fell sharply.
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Millions remained without power in Florida and Georgia in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Plans by AGL Energy, one of Australia's largest utilities, to phase out coal-fired power stations are running up against a government that supports the fuel and is eager to counter the threat of blackouts by extending the life of the company's oldest plant.
-By Rob Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 12, 2017 17:28 ET (21:28 GMT)