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IEEFA Report: ‘Payment for a Job Well Done,’ a Transition Plan in Anticipation of Shutdowns of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine

IEEFA Report: ‘Payment for a Job Well Done,’ a Transition Plan in Anticipation of Shutdowns of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine

Initiative to Limit Job Losses and Community Disruption; Investing in Economic Growth Rather Than Subsidizing Northern Arizona's Failing Coal Industry

June 6, 2017 (IEEFA.org) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today published a report outlining an economic- growth strategy for a region that stands to be set back severely by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta coal mine. The proposal—“A Transition Plan for Communities Affected by the […]

IEEFA Report: ‘End of an Era’ for Navajo Generating Station; Vast Subsidies Would Be Required to Keep Aging Plant Online; Retirement Seen as Most Viable Option

IEEFA Report: ‘End of an Era’ for Navajo Generating Station; Vast Subsidies Would Be Required to Keep Aging Plant Online; Retirement Seen as Most Viable Option

‘No Longer Competitive’ With Rise of Natural Gas and Renewables; Staying Open Through 2022 Would Require a $740-Million-to-$1-Billion Subsidy; Through 2030 Would Require a $1.4 to $2.4 Billion Subsidy

May 10, 2017  (IEEFA.org) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report detailing how the failing coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona will require hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies to remain online for any length of time. The report—“End of an Era: Navajo Generating Station Is No […]

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Letter to the Editor: What Happened to Ohio Shouldn’t Happen in Arizona

Gallup (N.M.) Independent: The Navajo Generating Station is thousands of miles away from my community of Galion, Ohio. But recent news around the difficulties of the coal-fired power plant in Arizona, which gets its coal from a Peabody Energy mine, reminds me of what happened here in Galion. Our small Ohio City, along with 200 […]

June 20, 2017 Read More →

Entrenched Downturn in Southwestern Coal Industry

SNL: Coal production and jobs in the southwestern United States have declined precipitously over the past five years as the industry has dealt with numerous setbacks. Mines in the Uinta Basin and the Four Corners area and other mines in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California have suffered from toughened state regulations and […]

June 15, 2017 Read More →

As Closure Looms for Mine in Arizona, Worries Over Whether Peabody Will Clean Up What It Leaves Behind

Bloomberg BNA: Peabody Energy Corp., the mine’s operator, promises that the reclamation will be done right. If it’s not, locals fear the Navajo and Hopi tribes in the northern part of the state will be left with a parched, ravaged homeland that might never be fully restored. Peabody’s Kayenta Mine in Arizona provides coal to […]

June 12, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Report: ‘Payment for a Job Well Done,’ a Transition Plan in Anticipation of Shutdowns of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine

IEEFA Report: ‘Payment for a Job Well Done,’ a Transition Plan in Anticipation of Shutdowns of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine

Initiative to Limit Job Losses and Community Disruption; Investing in Economic Growth Rather Than Subsidizing Northern Arizona's Failing Coal Industry

June 6, 2017 (IEEFA.org) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today published a report outlining an economic- growth strategy for a region that stands to be set back severely by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta coal mine. The proposal—“A Transition Plan for Communities Affected by the […]

Navajo Generating Station in Limbo as State-Level Negotiations Continue

Arizona Republic: The Navajo Nation introduced legislation late Wednesday to extend the lease on the coal-fired power plant near Page so that it can operate through 2019. SRP and the other utilities that own NGS have said they want to close by 2020 because the plant is no longer cost-effective compared with other power resources, […]

May 26, 2017 Read More →

Letter to the Editor: Navajo Generating Station

Navajo-Hopi Observer: Given the dire state of coal markets and the extreme unlikelihood that the sector will ever recover, Navajo grassroots groups are urging the Navajo Nation’s leadership to take advantage of the deal to build a more sustainable economy and not squander the new retirement timeline by trying to keep the plant running past […]

May 25, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Remaking a Local Economy Built Around a Failing Power Plant

Deseret News (Salt Lake City): Political leaders should look for effective solutions to help foster job transitions for displaced coal workers. The notion that changes in the energy market that have led to the impending closure of coal generating plants can be reversed by adjustments in trade and environmental policy is likely wishful thinking that […]

May 11, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Report: ‘End of an Era’ for Navajo Generating Station; Vast Subsidies Would Be Required to Keep Aging Plant Online; Retirement Seen as Most Viable Option

IEEFA Report: ‘End of an Era’ for Navajo Generating Station; Vast Subsidies Would Be Required to Keep Aging Plant Online; Retirement Seen as Most Viable Option

‘No Longer Competitive’ With Rise of Natural Gas and Renewables; Staying Open Through 2022 Would Require a $740-Million-to-$1-Billion Subsidy; Through 2030 Would Require a $1.4 to $2.4 Billion Subsidy

May 10, 2017  (IEEFA.org) – The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report detailing how the failing coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona will require hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies to remain online for any length of time. The report—“End of an Era: Navajo Generating Station Is No […]

Op-Ed: Tipping Point for Navajo Nation

Navajo Times: What are the plans Navajo leaders? Now that coal market and technology made the ultimate decision, which the owners of Navajo Generating Station recognize, but not the Navajo Nation. Time is neither on Navajo Nation’s side in developing a “comprehensive and large-scale economic plan” at this 11th hour nor is the notion of […]

May 5, 2017 Read More →

An ‘Historic Opportunity’ to Convert Navajo Transmission System Into Solar Lines

E&E News: Large transmission lines at the likely soon-to-be-shuttered Navajo Generating Station in Arizona could be a major advantage for developing solar or wind projects in the region, energy experts said this week. The coal plant near Page, Ariz., could close this year or stay open through 2019. When the plant shuts down, it will […]

May 1, 2017 Read More →