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More coal plants have been added to the closure list for 2019 as Georgia Power proposes closing all four units at the 865MW Hammond plant and 156MW unit at McIntosh plant.

EIA expected coal retirements to be at 4.5GW in 2019 - which would be a significant drop from the estimated 14GW that were shut down in 2018. However, the EIA is always wrong when it comes to coal predictions.

Expect somewhere near 10GW of coal plants to shut down in 2019 as renewables and NG continue to make coal uneconomical.

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Matt Chester on Feb 12, 2019

Clean energy activism isn't coal's worst enemy, simple economics are. These continued closures continue to show how this trend will play out

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