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Record decline in U.S. coal-fired capacity


The close of 2018 is expected to bring with it a record decline in U.S. coal-fired capacity, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, which advocates for sustainable energy sources. At least 36.7 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity is slated to be retired from 2018 through 2024, or a total of 117 units. The report calculated that a total of 15.4 GW of capacity will close this year through the retirement of 44 units at 22 plants across more than a dozen states. The Ohio River Valley is expected to be among the hardest hit, the report found. It pointed to declines at FirstEnergy Solutions, Murray Energy and Westmoreland Coal in particular.

Record decline in U.S. coal-fired capacity

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