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IEEFA Webinar: U.S. Coal: More Market Erosion is on the Way (Feb 6, 2 pm. ET)

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 6 (2 pm. ET) to provide an in-depth look at IEEFA’s 2018 Coal Outlook.

David Schlissel, IEEFA director of resource planning analysis, and Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA director of finance, will examine market forces causing a structural decline in the U.S. coal industry that will persist into 2018.

The report—“U.S. Coal: More Market Erosion Is on the Way”—details how competition from cheap natural gas, the growing uptake of solar- and wind-powered generation, and little growth in electricity demand have combined to shrink the market for coal.

The IEEFA report sees the total amount of coal-fired capacity likely to be retired this year doubling over 2018, to 15,000 megawatts from about 7,300 megawatts. In a fresh wrinkle in a long-established trend, it notes that any retirements will be of plants with more than 1,000 MW of capacity.

While U.S. coal production increased by 6% in 2017, to 773 million tons from 728 million tons in 2016, IEEFA sees the trend reversing in 2018 and declining by 20 to 40 million tons.

The webinar is open to the first 100 callers. No pre-registration is necessary. If you cannot make the call, you can watch the recorded presentation on IEEFA’s YouTube channel the following day. 

Here’s how to participate:  

WEBINAR- U.S. Coal: More Market Erosion is on the Way, IEEFA Outlook 2018 
Tue, Feb 6, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST 

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116, Access Code: 132-100-485 

Any questions, contact Kate Sopko, ksopko@ieefa.org.

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