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The largest coal-fired power plants keep on going, even as many smaller ones close. By Dan Gearino May 3, 2021
To survive among the shrinking fleet of U.S. coal-fired power plants, it helps to be extremely big.
On April 22, American Electric Power announced that it would close the Rockpo...
By Paul Krugman
© The New York Times Co.
“Change is coming, whether we seek it or not.” So declares a remarkable document titled “Preserving Coal Country,” released Monday by the United Mine Workers of America, in which the union — which at its peak represented half a million workers — acc...
Low costs of wind and solar power helped renewables pass coal in electricity generation; gas remains the leader.
￼By Dan Gearino February 26, 2021
In a year of pandemic illness and chaotic politics, there also was a major milestone in the transition to clean energy: U.S. renewable energy sour...
By Veronica Penney © The New York Times Co.
The share of energy generated from coal has dropped more sharply during the coronavirus pandemic than that of any other power source, according to a new report Monday that looked at coal demand in some of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse ga...
By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post, 6-18-2020
The Platte River Power Authority said Tuesday that it will retire a coal-fired power plant by 2030, 16 years earlier than planned.
The closure of the Rawhide Unit 1 northwest of Wellington and the end of Platte River’s ownership interest when a power pla...
Shared from the 6/4/2020 The Denver Post eEdition
FORT COLLINS»A group of 57 businesses, environmental groups and other organizations has petitioned the board of the Platte River Power Authority to narrow its options for future electrical generation so that the utility’s primary coal-fired generato...
TNYT, May 13, 2020 Brad Plumer
WASHINGTON — The United States is on track to produce more electricity this year from renewable power than from coal for the first time on record, new government projections show, a transformation partly driven by the coronavirus pandemic, with profound implicat...