Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Coal Still Losing in a Rout

The latest news in the War on Coal is that despite the president's best efforts, the TVA voted to close two more coal-fired power plants by 2023. Both plants are 50 years old and it will cost the TVA $320 million less to get the energy from natural gas and renewables than it would to upgrade those old plants. The math is simply inescapable.

Since Trump's election the pace of coal plant closures has actually increased:
In total, more than 23,400 MW of coal-fired generation were shut in 2017-2018 versus 14,900 MW in 2009-2012.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

So much winning! Are you sick of it yet?