Tag Archives: coal

Why coal isn’t coming back–cheap renewables

It’s not environmental regulation now that is leading to the demise of the coal industry–it’s the cheaper cost of alternatives. Rather than “bring back coal mining jobs,” we should focus on how we retrain and relocate those displaced workers. And we need to look for new industries that may thrive in “coal country.”

Moody’s: Falling wind energy costs threaten Midwestern coal plants | Utility Dive

In the Midwest, the investor services firm sees 56 GW of regulated coal-fired capacity at risk.

Source: Moody’s: Falling wind energy costs threaten Midwestern coal plants | Utility Dive

Utilities vote to close 2,250 MW Navajo plant, largest coal generator in western US | Utility Dive

Competition from cheap natural gas generation is again the reason behind the second major coal closure announcement in a month.

Source: Utilities vote to close 2,250 MW Navajo plant, largest coal generator in western US | Utility Dive