‘Necessary evil’: France refires coal plant amid energy woes


              A tractor transporting coal is pictured at the coal-fired power station Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 in Saint-Avold, eastern France. The plant should have been closed permanently at the end of last winter, but the government resumed its operation due to the energy crisis. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
            
              A worker sits in the control room of the coal-fired power station Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 in Saint-Avold, eastern France. The plant should have been closed permanently at the end of last winter, but the government resumed its operation due to the energy crisis. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
            
              A tractor holding coal is pictured at the coal-fired power station Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 in Saint-Avold, eastern France. The plant should have been closed permanently at the end of last winter, but the government resumed its operation due to the energy crisis. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
            
              View of the coal-fired power station Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 in Saint-Avold, eastern France. The plant should have been closed permanently at the end of last winter, but the government resumed its operation due to the energy crisis. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)