Tag Archives: Coal
This morning I just found a detailed report by the Union of Concerned Scientists about coal power plants in the U.S. (The article can be found here) There is lots of good data about different power plants around the country including which ones the UCS considers uneconomic. Also some good maps
The Commodities Corner article in this past week's Barron's (see here) discussed the increase in coal usage for electricity generation. As mentioned in our latest Utility Stats Monthly, the Barron's article brought up the EIA's expectations that coal will be the biggest source of electricity gener
I discovered a new visualization on Tableau Public recently. It shows historic electricity generation by fuel type for all fifty states from 1990 to 2014. (The website says energy production, but after doing some digging I confirmed it is actually electricity production.) Below is a screenshot
Power Magazine just reported that Talen, the operator of the Colstrip coal plant in Montana has decided to continue operating the plant. (see here) In 2016 management said they wanted to leave the plant by 2016 because they were going to lose millions of dollars. Now Talen has decided to stay.
Page 10 of the June issue of Power Magazine had an interesting map showing the change in coal, gas, and renewable electricity generation by state. (Map can be found here.) I was able to use EIA data to recreate the chart for coal and gas in the lower 48 states. I was also able to add a little i