Record number of coal-fired generators to shut down in 2012By Michael Bastasch
The Daily Caller
Jul. 29, 2012
Canadian State TV Hails 'Beige Horizon' With No White People
UK: Muslim Teacher 'Told Class Charlie Hebdo Victims Should be Killed for Insulting the Prophet'
FAKE HATE: Black Man Arrested For 'Racist,' 'Pro-Trump,' 'Nazi' Graffiti
Twitter User Replaces Word 'White' With 'Black,' Gets Banned
Afghan 'Refugee' Confesses to Rape, Murder Of 19-Year-Old German Girl
Facing declining demand for electricity and stiff federal environmental regulations, coal plant operators are planning to retire 175 coal-fired generators, or 8.5 percent of the total coal-fired capacity in the United States, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
A record-high 57 generators will shut down in 2012, representing 9 gigawatts of electrical capacity, according to EIA. In 2015, nearly 10 gigawatts of capacity from 61 coal-fired generators will be retired.
While many of those coal plants are old and relatively inefficient, the scope of this new planned shutdown is unprecedented.