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The war on coal is over. Coal lost | Dana Nuccitelli

16.10.2017
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Coal can't compete with cheaper clean energy. The Trump administration can't save expensive, dirty energy.Last week, Trump's EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced, "the war on coal is over." If there ever was a war on coal, the coal industry has lost. According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, many old American coal power plants are being retired or converted to natural gas, and new coal power plants aren't being built because they've become more expensive than natural gas, wind, and solar energy: The share of US electricity coming from coal fell from 51 percent in 2008 to 31 percent in 2016--an unprecedented change. New UCS analysis finds that, of the coal units that remain, roughly one in four plans to retire or convert to natural gas; another 17 percent are uneconomic and could face retirement soon. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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