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US Coal Generation Expected To Continue Steady Decline, Claims EIA

March 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The US Energy Information Administration's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook was published this week, revealing electricity generation from coal in the United States will average 25% in 2019 and 23% in 2020, down from 27% in 2018 and continuing its steady decline to irrelevance. 


US Coal Retirements In 2018 Could Be As High As 15.4 Gigawatts

January 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 16.9 gigawatts (GW) of US power generation was retired in 2018 according to figures published by S&P Global Market Intelligence including 11.8 GW worth of coal-fired power capacity, accounting for nearly 70% of all 2018 power retirements and solidifying the country's trend away from coal. 


BNEF Confirms US Coal On Track For Record Capacity Decline

November 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Energy research giants Bloomberg New Energy Finance has confirmed that US coal plant retirements are nearing an all-time high, with at least 16 gigawatts (GW) worth of coal-fired plants already retired in 2018. 



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