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  • The Carpathian Connection - Pennsylvania

    After the Boom. Eastern Christians cling to their faith as time runs out on the former coal towns of Pennsylvania, reports Jacqueline Ruyak with photographs by Cody Christopulos

  • Germany to complete yet another coal plant – Energy Transition

    Last October, I wrote about the saga at Datteln 4, the 80% finished one-gigawatt hard coal plant that should have gone into operation in 2011 but was built five kilometers from the site for which a permit had been granted.

  • Coal-fired power stations face closure - The Courier-Mail

    ANNASTACIA Palaszczuks renewable energy target will force the closure of coal-fired power stations, increase the risk of blackouts and cause dividends to dry up, new analysis has revealed.

  • Us Coal Plant Closures - News

  • The Roles of Energy Markets and Environmental Regulation in ...

    Market forces explain much of the US electricity sector NOx emissions reductions and nearly all coal plant retirements.

  • Coal - IER

    Coal is a concentrated form of prehistoric biomass in the form of plant life and is the most abundant fossil fuel produced in the United States.

  • Texas letting one coal plant shutter, undecided on two others ...

    Texas' electric grid operator will let one major coal plant close, but won't decide until mid-December if two other shuttering coal complexes must stay open to maintain the grid's stability. The state's largest power generator, Dallas-based Vistra Energy, is planning to close three large coal plants ...

  • Coal Plant Decomissioning Program - Duke Energy

    Duke Energy is committed to the safe efficient decomissioning of older coal plants and replacing them with more advanced technology to provide affordable clean electricity.

  • News - Luminant

    Decision a Result of Challenging Plant and Market EconomicsIRVING, Texas — Oct. 13, 2017 — Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), today announced that it will close two coal-fueled power plants in Central Texas: its two-unit Sandow Power …

  • Coal plant retirements - SourceWatch

    The following sortable table lists coal plant retirements and conversions in the United States. To sort the table by a column, click on the column header. Clicking a second time on the header will reverse the order of the sort ...

  • Two Coal Plants Close in Texas, as Trump Admin Pushes Pro ...

    More than half the nation's coal plants have now closed since 2010. It's unclear if a controversial effort to support coal can reverse that trend.

  • NERC Report: Natural Gas, Renewable Generation Will Offset ...

    A report released December 14 by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) says power generation from natural gas-fired units and renewable sources such as solar and wind will provide enough electricity to offset the closures of U.S. coal-fired and nuclear power plants in the next decade ...

  • Coal country shouldn't count on a Trump-fueled comeback

    Feb 20, 2018 · Although the pace of coal plant closures slowed in 2017, the outlook looks bleak. Even without the Clean Power Plan, the EIA expects coal-fired electric generating capacity in the United States to decrease through 2030 because natural gas is cheap and renewable energy costs are declining.

  • Utilities Closed Dozens Of Coal Plants In 2017. Here Are The ...

    Dec 17, 2017 · Utility coal power closures driven by market economics were a regular occurrence throughout 2017. While President Donald Trump's "Energy Dominance" agenda gave the false impression that federal efforts could revive coal, 27 coal-fired plants totaling 22 gigawatts (GW) of capacity were announced for early closure or conversion in 2017 ...

  • Nuclear power in Germany - Wikipedia

    Nuclear power in Germany accounted for 17.7% of national electricity supply in 2011, compared to 22.4% in 2010. German nuclear power began with research reactors in the 1950s and 1960s with the first commercial plant coming online in 1969.

  • Coal Ash Permits - Virginia DEQ - Virginia Department of ...

    Coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal to produce electricity, has been stored for decades in water-filled ponds at locations across the country.

  • Spate of nuclear power plant closures could be start of full ...

    Industry says shutdowns are a national security problem but has been disappointed in the lack of federal response

  • U.S. utilities find water pollution at coal-burning power ...

    BILLINGS, Mont. -- Major utilities have found evidence of groundwater contamination at coal-burning power plants across the U.S. where landfills and man-made ponds have been used for decades as dumping grounds for coal ash, according to data released by plant owners under a Friday deadline ...

  • Indonesia Coal Industry Update 2016 - JOGMEC

    Estimated Domestic Coal Consumption - 2016 81% 2% 2% 12% 2% 1% 0% 2016 DMO Composition (%) Coal fired power plant Metallurgy Fertilizer Cement Textile Paper

  • Utilities Closed Nearly 30 Coal Plants In 2017 Because Of ...

    Utility coal power closures driven by market economics were a regular occurrence throughout 2017. While President Donald Trump's "Energy Dominance" agenda gave the false impression that federal efforts could revive coal, 27 coal-fired plantstotaling 22 gigawatts (GW) of capacity were announced for early closure or conversion in 2017 ...

  • EIA: Coal Plant Closures Lead to Large Emissions Drop

    An EIA analysis of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from coal consumption shows a large drop in levels can be attributed to less coal-fired power generation.

  • EPA plans wave of coal plant shutdowns lawmakers say will ...

    EPA plans wave of coal plant shutdowns lawmakers say will send energy costs soaring . By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 22:13 EDT, 20 August 2011

  • The Tennessee Valley Authority is closing coal plants, and ...

    Oct 01, 2015 · Sunset falls on Widows Creek Fossil Plant on March 5, 2010. In May, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced it would retire the last working unit at Widow s Creek by this month. Photo by the Tennessee Valley Authority/Flickr Creative Commons The coal industry has entered a rough patch. Its ...

  • Trump Can't Save Coal: More Capacity Closed in 2018 Than ...

    Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy's Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It's No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut down since 2010, and among several to suspend operations this month. The environmental organization ...

  • Germany to complete yet another coal plant – Energy Transition

    Last October, I wrote about the saga at Datteln 4, the 80% finished one-gigawatt hard coal plant that should have gone into operation in 2011 but was built five kilometers from the site for which a permit had been granted.