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Record number of coal-fired generators to be shut down in 2012

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Michael Bastasch
Daily Caller [1]
July 29, 2012

FLASHBACK: Obama Advances Plan to “Bankrupt” Coal Industry With New CO2 Limits [2]

Facing declining demand for electricity and stiff federal environmental regulations, coal plant operators are planning to retire 175 coal-fired generators, or 8.5 percent of the total coal-fired capacity in the United States, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

A record-high 57 generators will shut down in 2012, representing 9 gigawatts of electrical capacity, according to EIA. In 2015, nearly 10 gigawatts of capacity from 61 coal-fired generators will be retired.

While many of those coal plants are old and relatively inefficient, the scope of this new planned shutdown is unprecedented.

“The coal-fired capacity expected to be retired over the next five years is more than four times greater than retirements performed during the preceding five-year period,” EIA noted in the analysis.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/28/record-number-of-coal-fired-generators-to-be-shut-down-in-2012/

[2] FLASHBACK: Obama Advances Plan to “Bankrupt” Coal Industry With New CO2 Limits: http://www.infowars.com/obama-advances-plan-to-bankrupt-coal-industry-with-new-co2-limits/

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