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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 […]

April 21, 2017 Read More →

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Utah Solar Company, Emphasizing Job Creation, Expands Into New Mexico

Albuquerque Business First: Utah-based residential solar sales company LGCY Power is expanding into New Mexico, where it could create up to 50 jobs within the year. Eric Nielsen, senior vice president of sales with LGCY, said Sunrun directed LGCY to open an office in Albuquerque because it is solar friendly. ABQ city councilors recently introduced […]

May 16, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: Call for Investment in Coal Communities Abandoned by Trump

JustTransition.org: The initiative announced today is timely and urgently needed, as federal support for coal communities is winding down,” said Heidi Binko, executive director and co-founder of the Just Transition Fund. “As the Trump administration abandons crucial economic development programs, like the POWER Initiative, philanthropy and the private sector must do more to fill the […]

April 26, 2017 Read More →
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 […]

April 21, 2017 Read More →

Citing Market Forces, New Mexico’s Power Company Announces Plan to ‘Get Entirely Out of Coal’

Albuquerque Journal: Public Service Company of New Mexico is proposing to shed all of its coal-fired electricity in the next 14 years and replace it with solar, wind, natural gas and nuclear power. The company’s latest integrated resource plan – which looks out over 20 years to determine the cheapest, most reliable and environmentally friendly […]

April 21, 2017 Read More →

Federal Subsidies Crucial to Survival of Navajo Generation Station

The Arizona Republic: Navajo Nation political officials are endorsing a plan to ask the federal government for coal subsidies to keep the Kayenta Mine and Navajo Generating Station operating. The coal-fired power plant is not economical for Salt River Project and its other four owners, who voted recently to run it through the end of […]

April 3, 2017 Read More →

Trump Administration’s Retro Energy Policy Undermines Economy of Southwest U.S. (144,000 Solar and Wind Jobs and $83 Billion in Current Capital Investment)

Associated Press: Part of a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico is still scheduled for retirement despite President Donald Trump’s executive order Tuesday to roll back measures aimed at tackling global warming. And the state’s largest electric provider has no plans to shift gears when it comes to promoting cleaner energy, a spokesman said. […]

March 31, 2017 Read More →

Painful Transition in New Mexico

The Santa Fe New Mexican: For decades, three coal-fired power plants have formed an imposing presence on the landscape from Page, Ariz., to Farmington, N.M., providing electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes but releasing millions of tons of pollutants from their towering smokestacks. But one of the plants has been partially shut down, and […]

March 23, 2017 Read More →

New Mexico Utility: Closing Coal-Fired San Juan Plant Would Be to Customers’ Benefit

The Santa Fe New Mexican: The Public Service Company of New Mexico said Thursday it is considering shutting down the remaining coal-burning units at its San Juan Generating Station near Farmington in 2022, a move that was applauded by renewable energy advocates but could result in hundreds of laid-off workers. The utility said in a […]

March 17, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Op-Ed: Market Forces Are What’s Killing the Navajo Generating Station

The President Should Not Intercede

The question of whether the Navajo Generating Station will stay open past 2019 is of special regional interest for the implications it raises about jobs and local economies in the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. But it’s a national issue too, as shown by pleas this week for President Trump to take executive action to […]

February 21, 2017 Read More →

A New Spot Record for Wind Generation: 52.1% Grid Penetration Across Central U.S.

Scott DiSavino for Reuters: Wind briefly powered more than 50 percent of electric demand on Sunday, the 14-state Southwest Power Pool (SPP) said, for the first time on any North American power grid. SPP coordinates the flow of electricity on the high voltage power lines from Montana and North Dakota to New Mexico, Texas and […]

February 16, 2017 Read More →