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IEEFA report: U.S. likely to end 2018 with record decline in coal-fired capacity

IEEFA report: U.S. likely to end 2018 with record decline in coal-fired capacity

Utilities accelerate shutdown dates; 22 plants in 14 states this year; hard-hit regions include the Ohio River Valley

Oct. 25, 2018 — U.S. coal-fired power plant closures are on pace this year to set a record, concludes a research report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report — “Record Drop in U.S. Coal-Fired Capacity Likely in 2018: Utilities Are Accelerating Shutdown Dates as Plants Grow Increasingly Uneconomic”— […]

Cost of Coal From Mine-Mouth Prairie State Plant Isn’t the Bargain That Was Promised

Cost of Coal From Mine-Mouth Prairie State Plant Isn’t the Bargain That Was Promised

Cost of Coal From Mine-Mouth Prairie State Plant Isnt the Bargain That Was Promised By Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA

April 7, 2015 Read More →
2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus

2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus

2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

February 24, 2015 Read More →
Report:  No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

Report: No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

No Evidence of a Turnaround at Prairie State (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis

September 25, 2014 Read More →

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EIA: Coal plants to make up 85% of retired U.S. power capacity in 2022

Reuters: Coal-fired plants will account for about 85% of total U.S. power capacity scheduled for retirement this year with natural gas and renewables taking a greater share of the supply, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday. U.S. power plant operators were scheduled to retire about 12.6 gigawatt (GW) of coal-fired generating capacity in […]

January 13, 2022 Read More →

Operations begin at 1-gigawatt Western Spirit Wind in New Mexico

Investable Universe: On Thursday, Pattern Energy, one of the world’s largest privately owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects, announced it has successfully completed construction and begun commercial operation on the landmark Western Spirit Wind power projects. Western Spirit Wind is comprised of four wind power facilities totaling more than […]

January 6, 2022 Read More →

Ameren will close Rush Island plant in Missouri by 2024, 15 years early

ReNews.biz: Electric utility Ameren Corp. on Tuesday said it will close its Rush Island power plant in Jefferson County by 2024 — 15 years early — rather than install expensive pollution controls. Ameren’s announcement comes a decade after the U.S. filed suit against the region’s power supplier and more than four years after a federal […]

December 15, 2021 Read More →

Appeals court pushes Ameren to shut down Rush Island coal-fired plant

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A court ruling this week is pushing Ameren, the region’s largest electric utility, a step closer to a critical decision about its second-largest coal-fired power plant: Install pollution controls for up to $1 billion. Or shut it down long ahead of schedule. On Tuesday, the Eighth Circuit of the U.S. Court of […]

December 3, 2021 Read More →

Trillions of fossil assets potentially stranded, accounting battles loom

Wall Street Journal ($): At the end of 2019, General Motors Co. announced a $1 billion investment to produce a new generation of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at its factory in Wentzville, Mo. Just over a year later, GM said it would go all electric by 2035. Analysts are worried that some […]

November 22, 2021 Read More →

Evergy plans to add 1,000 megawatts of wind power by end of 2026

Kansas City Business Journal: Evergy Inc.’s efforts to shift away from coal-fired power plants in favor of renewable energy sources got a boost on Monday. The Kansas City-based utility released a request for proposals to purchase up to 1,000 megawatts of wind energy [PDF] that could be in service by the end of 2026 or […]

October 19, 2021 Read More →

Appeals court ruling raises viability issues for Missouri coal-fired plant

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge’s 2019 ruling that ordered Ameren Missouri to install pollution controls at its Rush Island power plant south of Festus, a decision likely to force the St. Louis-based electric utility to rethink its long-term plans or spend hundreds of millions retrofitting a 1970s-era coal […]

August 26, 2021 Read More →

One-third of 2020 U.S. coal production went to plants slated for closure

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): U.S. thermal coal producers watched their domestic customer base shrink in 2020 as utilities continued to announce coal-fired power plant closures and transition to less expensive renewable and natural gas sources. Companies delivered about 33.4% of the total coal produced last year in the U.S. to power plants already slated […]

August 16, 2021 Read More →

Enel expands US portfolio to include 3.2GWdc of solar, storage projects

PV Tech: Enel Green Power has bolstered its position in the US solar and energy storage markets by acquiring a 3.2GWdc portfolio of solar and solar-storage projects. The portfolio comprises 24 development-stage projects spread across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Western United States, specifically in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Missouri and […]

July 14, 2021 Read More →

IEEFA U.S.: Federal appeals court tosses out FERC approval for Spire STL Pipeline

Court rejects FERC acceptance of affiliate contract as evidence of public need

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia made a precedent-setting ruling on Monday, in a pivotal case challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the Spire STL pipeline that would transport gas from Illinois to Missouri. The ruling is important for two reasons. First, it rejected FERC’s decision to base […]