Nuclear Retirements

Coal Will Equal 85% Of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity Retirements In 2022

Operators have scheduled 14.9 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity to retire in the United States during 2022, according to our latest inventory of electric generators. The majority of the scheduled retirements are coal-fired power plants (85%), followed by natural gas (8%) and nuclear (5%). Coal. After substantial retirements of U.S. … [continued]

Two Nuclear Power Plants in Northern Illinois Reversed Plans to Retire Early

Exelon, the owner-operator of Illinois’s six nuclear power plants, recently announced that the Byron and Dresden nuclear plants will continue operating rather than retire this fall as previously planned. The announcement came after the Illinois state legislature and governor approved a clean energy bill supporting carbon-free energy resources. Illinois Senate Bill … [continued]

CO2 Emissions From Electric Power Sector Vary With Coal & Nuclear Retirements

Originally published on EIA. Significant retirements of nuclear and coal power plants in the United States could change the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by the electric power sector. EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) features several accelerated retirements cases that represent conditions leading to additional coal and nuclear … [continued]