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IEEFA Research Brief: Coal in Decline, Blow by Blow

IEEFA Research Brief: Coal in Decline, Blow by Blow

Plant Closings and the Likely Effects on Specific Companies and Mines

We’ve published a research brief today that presents an expansive snapshot of a moving target: the decline in U.S. coal-fired generation nationally. As global energy markets continue to undergo rapid transformation, change has swept the U.S. as well. Our brief—“U.S. Coal Phase-out, Blow by Blow: Plant Closings and the Likely Corresponding Effect on Specific Companies […]

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IEEFA Research Brief: Coal in Decline, Blow by Blow

IEEFA Research Brief: Coal in Decline, Blow by Blow

Plant Closings and the Likely Effects on Specific Companies and Mines

We’ve published a research brief today that presents an expansive snapshot of a moving target: the decline in U.S. coal-fired generation nationally. As global energy markets continue to undergo rapid transformation, change has swept the U.S. as well. Our brief—“U.S. Coal Phase-out, Blow by Blow: Plant Closings and the Likely Corresponding Effect on Specific Companies […]

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Case for Closure of Nevada Coal Plant Turns on Economics

Associated Press: Lawyers who’ve preached against the environmental evils of coal-burning power plants for decades are trying to force the closure of the last significant one in renewable energy-rich Nevada with arguments based on a different sort of green: money. “It used to be that we had to come in and say closing these plants […]

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Nevada Coal Plant Closes

Las Vegas Review Journal: One of Southern Nevada’s oldest and most controversial power plants has ceased operation after burning through its stockpile of coal. The Reid Gardner Generating Station, 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, switched off its final unit over the weekend after more than 50 years of operation. During a media event Thursday, […]

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Nevada Bill Highlighting Economic Benefits Proposes 50% Renewables Portfolio by 2040

From the Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Nevada business owners said legislation introduced Monday night by in the Nevada Legislature would set the state up to become a regional and national clean energy leader. A bill introduced by Assemblyman Chris Brooks of Las Vegas would promote the state’s renewable energy economy and put more Nevadans to […]

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U.S. Mountain States Are Shifting from Coal to Gas and Renewables

Tom DiChristopher for CNBC: The U.S. Mountain States are moving away from coal, even as President-elect Donald Trump vows to revive the embattled industry. Western states — a stronghold for coal consumption — are increasingly using natural gas and renewable energy for their electricity. The switch puts pressure on miners in Wyoming, the country’s biggest […]

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On the Blogs: Nevada Can Close Its Last 2 Coal-Fired Plants Without Affecting Its Grid

Dylan Sullivan for the Natural Resources Defense Council A new analysis shows that Nevada can complete its transition away from coal-fired electricity – closing the Valmy and TS Power plants – while keeping the electric system reliable, at reasonable cost to the bulk power system. Nevada began its move away from coal in current-Governor Brian […]

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IEEFA Update (Corrected): Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

IEEFA Update (Corrected): Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

30 States Have Projects Under Construction or in Advanced Development

Wind power is a rapidly growing source of electricity in the U.S., doubling its share of generation in just five years, to 4.9 percent in 2015. The declining cost of wind power, along with cheap natural gas, has put tremendous financial pressure on both coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and is changing the mix of fuels […]

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On the Blogs: Wind and Solar Have Gone Mainstream

Daniel Fleischmann for Renewable Energy World: Let’s consider wind, solar, and geothermal energy. In 1999, only 10 states generated a measurable amount of electricity from at least one of those three sources (i.e., at least one GWh, or enough to power 1,000 U.S. homes for a year). By 2015, every state generated a measurable amount […]

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On the Blogs: Nevada’s Rooftop-Solar Purge

Thomas P. Kimbis for the Huffington Post: It doesn’t have to be this way. Recent progress in states like New York, Tennessee and Colorado point to a future where solar and utilities find common ground and develop a rate design structure that benefits both of them, in addition to all customers. Last week, Energy & […]

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Corporate Customers in Nevada Opt to Leave Electricity Grid Rather Than Abandon Solar

Jeff Stanfield for SNL: The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on Dec. 2 granted permission to three Las Vegas casino hotel and resort complexes to depart Nevada Power Co.’s energy service providing they pay more than $126 million in impact fees and get approvals from the PUC for specific alternative energy providers and terms. The […]

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