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How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just

How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just For over a century, growing presence of coal smokestacks worldwide signified economic development and progress. Coal supplied our homes with electricity and our factories with power. At the same time, this workhorse of the industrial era caused serious harm to our health and the … Continue reading How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just

Global demise of coal -fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants

Global demise of coal-fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants China grapples with overcapacity by slowing coal plant construction while more U.S. plants have closed during the first three years of the Trump administration than in Obama’s two terms. The demise of coal is now a global phenomenon that — rather like Covid-19 — … Continue reading Global demise of coal -fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants

As New Mexico swaps coal for renewables, San Juan County struggles to chart a new future

As New Mexico swaps coal for renewables, San Juan County struggles to chart a new future BLOOMFIELD, NM — Leaning against the wall in a corner of Geneva Griego’s white-paneled living room is a bag of coal. Like many people who live in the Farmington area —part of the coal-rich Four Corners region where New … Continue reading As New Mexico swaps coal for renewables, San Juan County struggles to chart a new future

S&P downgrades 2 PJM coal-fired power producers on likely default

S&P downgrades 2 PJM coal-fired power producers on likely default Ratings lowered on Longview Power, Chief Power Coal-fired plants include Longview, Keystone, Conemaugh New York — S&P Global Ratings on February 14 lowered the senior secured ratings of Longview Power LLC and Chief Power Finance LLC as the rating agency believes that the merchant power … Continue reading S&P downgrades 2 PJM coal-fired power producers on likely default

Coal plants are closing across the West. Here are the companies sticking with coal

Coal plants are closing across the West. Here are the companies sticking with coal For nearly half a century, the deserts and plains of the American West have been punctuated by coal-burning furnaces and towering smokestacks — hulking power stations that have sustained small-town economies and fueled the growth of the region’s major cities, from … Continue reading Coal plants are closing across the West. Here are the companies sticking with coal

Retaining outmoded monopolies and coal plants keeps #Indiana in the Dark Ages

Retaining outmoded monopolies and coal plants keeps Indiana in the Dark Ages The Indiana statehouse is abuzz as state utilities plan to shutter thousands of megawatts of coal-fired power plants in the coming years. Unfortunately, a false panic about electricity reliability may translate into an unnecessary expansion of bureaucratic review of retiring coal plants via … Continue reading Retaining outmoded monopolies and coal plants keeps #Indiana in the Dark Ages

Reduced coal generation drove power sector greenhouse emissions down 10% in 2019, report says

Reduced coal generation drove power sector greenhouse emissions down 10% in 2019, report says Though carbon emissions from the power sector rose slightly in 2018, a continued trend of declining coal power led to improved results in 2019. Natural gas replaced the majority of the lost generating capacity from coal, adding around 40 million metric … Continue reading Reduced coal generation drove power sector greenhouse emissions down 10% in 2019, report says