Coal-fired snapshot

THE Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has created a tool which tracks new coal-fired power plants to provide industry with snapshots of coal’s resurgence in the generation of electric power.

Angie Tomlinson

The Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants database, created in 2002, marks plant proposals and is updated every few months.

Database results are derived from information publicly available from a variety of tracking organisations and news groups.

The Energy Information Administration projected 87GW of new coal capacity was needed by 2025.

Currently under consideration is 73GW of new coal-fired power plants, representing 124 coal-fired plants – enough electricity to power 73 million homes.

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