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Is LCOE the Best Metric for Choosing New Power Resources?
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Costs for wind and solar power systems have been declining for years thanks to technology improvements, economies of scale, and fierce competition in auctions. In the second half of 2019,…


Coal-Fired Generation Down 30% in U.S., 8% Worldwide

Analysis from a global energy organization said power generation from coal-fired units fell 8.3% in the first half of 2020, with the world’s coal fleet running at less than half…


EIA Details Impact of Coal-to-Gas Switching

U.S. utilities have made a significant move away from coal-fired power generation in the past decade, evidenced by a continuing stream of announced coal plant retirements. That transition has been…


U.S. Coal-Fired Generation at Lowest Level Since 1976

U.S. coal-fired power generation last year was at its lowest level since 1976, according to data released May 11 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA in its…


Wind Energy Leads U.S. Power Generation Growth

The trade group representing the U.S. wind energy industry says the sector emerged as the top provider of new utility-scale power generation in the nation in 2019, with 9.1 GW…