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Winter Baseload Power Burn on the Rise

October 1, 2019 |
Summer power burn surged this year, buoyed by warmer-than-normal temperatures and historically low gas prices. While this summer burn was dramatic, it fits with a trend the market has been seeing since the beginning of the Shale Era: cheap...
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Coal Retirements and Renewables Face Off

April 10, 2019 |
Since 2008, coal plant retirements have totaled 81 GW across 696 units at 360 plants.  Those retirements were driven by a combination of factors including competition from natural gas and renewables, as well as federal emission regulation. Coal plant...
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Coal to Gas Switching 2019

February 28, 2019 |
Despite a cold start to winter, natural gas prices have plummeted to $2.66/MMbtu in February. The rapid decline followed record breaking natural gas production and a warm December and January. As a result, coal to gas switching should be...
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The Great Renewables Divide

September 25, 2018 |
Coal-fired power generation is on the decline. Hard to argue with that. The EIA recently published an article pointing out that coal generation is still the most predominant form of generation in 18 states. While this is true, coal’s...
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