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coal retirements


Consumers Energy to Quit Coal by 2025, Speeding Closure of Five Units

Michigan’s largest energy provider Consumers Energy will stop using coal as a fuel source for power generation within the next four years—15 years earlier than previously planned. In an updated…


AEP Will Shutter Nearly Half its Giant Coal Power Fleet—5.6 GW—by 2030

American Electric Power (AEP) will shut down or refuel 5.6 GW of its 2020 coal-fired power fleet by 2030 to comply with environmental rules—including recent revisions governing federal coal ash…


What’s Driving Wholesale Power Price Changes? Not What You Think

Falling natural gas prices tamped down annual U.S. wholesale power prices over the last decade by $7/MWh to $53/MWh—to a much higher degree compared to the impact of wind and…


DTE Energy Latest to Target Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

DTE Energy has announced a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, following steps by Duke Energy, American Electric Power, and NRG Energy to do the same over the…


Chile Presents a Coal Exit Plan

Chile, a country that relied on coal for about two-fifths of its power generation in 2016, in June announced it would mothball eight coal plants, totaling 23 GW, of its…