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US coal decline in figures

A number of coal-fired power plants in the United States have closed since 2010, taking a combined capacity of more than 100 GW offline A number of coal-fired power plants in the United States have closed since 2010, taking a combined capacity of more than 100 GW offline.
By Staff reporter 18 November 2019 Americas / Global Markets 0 34795
Chart showing US coal output versus US gas output, 2000-2018

Since 2010, at least 546 coal-fired power units with a combined capacity of around 102 GW have closed in the United States, according to data from the Energy Information Administration.

In last week’s issue of Natural Gas Insight, Global Markets Specialist Alessandro Vitelli analysed how gas has overtaken coal as the primary electricity source in the US, with renewables also eating into coal’s share.

US coal output has been in steady decline since 2008,...