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OK, so coal isn’t actually going anywhere, but plans for coal plants in the US continue to get the ax. The reason: concerned power companies are facing difficult economic times — not to mention the likelihood of upcoming regulation that would put a price on carbon, […]

OK, so coal isn’t actually going anywhere, but plans for coal plants in the US continue to get the ax. The reason: concerned power companies are facing difficult economic times — not to mention the likelihood of upcoming regulation that would put a price on carbon, continued negative attention from environmentalists, and a growing backlash from the public. Even USA Today has noticed and yesterday the paper published an interesting article on the trend. We’ve updated our Coal Deathwatch Map with USA Today’s new info — we’re at almost 40 cancelled or delayed coal plants!

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  1. [...] to you by the fine folks at Earth2tech. There are now nearly 40 delayed or canceled coal plants in the [...]

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  2. Of the 151 coal plants on the DOE’s list in May 2007, 87 have now been cancelled or placed on hold:

    Counting additional plants that were proposed but not on the DOE list, at least 127 coal plant proposals have been cancelled or placed on hold.

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=What_happened_to_the_151_proposed_coal_plants%3F

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