• Coal Power Plant Shutdowns Surge Under Trump

    5 days ago - By Fortune

    Coal-fired power plants are on the march-out of business. And despite promises that Donald Trump made during and after his presidential campaign, the long-term trend has only increased.
    More coal-fired power plants closed during Trump's first two years in office than during Barack Obama's entire first term, according to Reuters.
    A total of 23,400 megawatts of coal-fueled generation shut down in 2017 and 2018. From 2009 through 2012, the amount was 14,900. And 2018 saw the highest level of shutdowns since 2015. A megawatt can power 1,000 typical homes.
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