Coal Trend: US Firms Say So Long, Farewell

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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