A Texas utility plans to shut down two large coal-fired power plants in the state. Luminant announced Friday that it would shutter its two-unit Sandow Power Plant near Austin and two-unit Big Brown Power Plant between Dallas and Houston in early 2018.
The debate over coal power is significant in Wyoming. As West Coast states like Oregon divest from PacifiCorp's coal-fired electricity, Wyoming customers may be in a tough position, carrying a greater burden of cost for the company's coal fleet as other areas defect to cheaper sources of power.
Smoke rises from a coal-fired power plant in Pineville, South Carolina. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the White House ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to put the brakes on coal and nuclear power plant closures to preserve the nation's energy mix, grid resilience and national security.
There are 1,444 hydroelectric plants in the United States. They generated 7 percent of the nation's electricity last year.. It's a feast-or-famine source. Washington, Oregon, Vermont and Idaho lead the nation in power from hydroelectric plants, getting between 56 percent and 68 percent of their electricity fro
In a sign that the US Department of Energy s plan to throw a lifeline to struggling coal and nuclear power plants could be advancing, the National Security Council was expected to discuss the matter at a Friday meeting, according to a report.
Taking a historic step to fight climate change, the Obama administration proposed a plan Monday that aims to slash carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants 30% by 2030 and could accelerate the nation's shift away from coal. The Environmental Protection Agency plan, which is President ...
Coal power in the United States accounted for 39% of the country's electricity production at utility-scale facilities in 2014, 33% in 2015, and 30.4% in 2016 Coal supplied 12.6 quadrillion BTUs of primary energy to electric power plants in 2017, which made up 91% of coal's contribution to US energy supply.