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Coal Use Continues Falling as Utilities Announce Generating Plant Closure

Coal Use Continues Falling as Utilities Announce Generating Plant Closure

Coal Use Continues Falling as Utilities Announce Generating Plant Closure

Author: Brian Ford | Published: December 24, 2018
Industry Segment: Power  |  Word Count: 1094 Words
Attachment: consumption, retirements

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS--December 26, 2018--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Despite President Donald Trump's efforts to support the coal industry, coal use among U.S. utilities is projected to fall to a 39-year low this year, and then drop again in 2019, according to a December 4 report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (Washington, D.C.). For more on that report, see December 5, 2018, article - EIA: U.S. Coal Consumption Drops to Lowest Level Since 1979, an Industrial Info Market Brief.

Within this article: Recently announced U.S. coal-fired power plant closures. Other companies featured: Xcel Energy Incorporated (NYSE:XEL), Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR), NiSource Incorporated (NYSE:NI), Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated (NYSE:BRK-A)

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