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More U.S. coal plants are set to retire due to green rules and weaker-than-expected electric...

More U.S. coal plants are set to retire due to green rules and weaker-than-expected electric demand, costing the industry up to $144B, according to a Brattle Group study which forecasts 59K-77K MW of coal plant capacity likely will retire over the next five years. There's now ~317K MW of coal-fired capacity in the U.S.
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  • Wyatt Junker
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    Hope & Change swing states.


    Hope & change.


    Vote accordingly.
    10 Oct 2012, 06:30 PM Reply Like
  • PR Conservative
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    That hope&change meme is powerful. Under difficult times people look for hints of hope. Good strategy for 2008....2012 not so more. After 4 years of demagoguery is clear Obama wasn't up to the job.


    If Romney wins I'm going long coal stocks.
    10 Oct 2012, 09:51 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    Obama promised to crush the coal industry - that's one promise he actually kept :/
    10 Oct 2012, 07:16 PM Reply Like
  • Yokyok
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    Cheap natural gas is what's crushing the coal industry. Not Obama. Not epa.
    10 Oct 2012, 07:55 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    Its also killing wind and solar. Its kind of funny, that as it helps kill the dirtiest ways we generate electricity (oil, coal), it also helps kill the renewable sources.
    10 Oct 2012, 08:04 PM Reply Like
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