Author Topic: Are coal fired power plants doomed?  (Read 554 times)

Kiva

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Are coal fired power plants doomed?
« on: July 24, 2019, 07:45:50 PM »
JEA recently demolished the coal-fired plant on the Northside. One of the largest coal mining companies in the US abruptly declared bankruptcy this month. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/22/blackjewel-mines-shut-down-layoffs-future Even Idaho (not exactly the Sunshine state) now has an agreement for a solar power plant that produces electricity for less than 2.5 cents a kilowatt hour. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/22/its-just-good-business-even-red-states-are-dumping-coal-solar
Britain is going to close all its coal power plants by 2025. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/05/uk-coal-fired-power-plants-close-2025 Is generating electricity with coal rapidly vanishing? Or can Trump stem the tide? ::)