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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Gas, renewable energy proved too cheap for plant to compete. In the end, the unraveling economics of U.S. coal proved too much for even a giant among power generators to handle. At 12:09 p.m. local time on Monday -- after churning out electricity for almost five decades -- the largest coal-fired power plant in the western U.S. permanently closed, becoming the latest testament to the fossil fuel's decline.

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The plant was 50 years old.

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-19 10:36 AM | Reply

@#1 ... The plant was 50 years old. ...

Yes, it was.

And your point is?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-19 10:48 AM | Reply

@#1 ... The plant was 50 years old. ...

Yes, it was.

And your point is?

OBAMA Hates Coal. Duh!

- mustyangz

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-11-19 11:18 AM | Reply

So how do both sides feel about this? On one hand, we get rid of more nasty coal and you have the added bonus that Trump failed so you get to spread more hate to the country. But on the other hand, the US government has negatively impacted a group of indigenous people again. I'm sure both sides are busy on figuring out how to spin it to be a win:win so I'm looking forward to seeing the hilarious rhetoric unfold.

#4 | Posted by humtake at 2019-11-19 11:44 AM | Reply

Given that coal power plants typically last about 40 years, I'd say that the owners of this particular one were trying to milk it for as long as they could, hence the plea to Pres Trump.


... the US government has negatively impacted a group of indigenous people ...

How so? It was market forces that killed coal's usefulness.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-19 12:05 PM | Reply

Yes, it was.

And your point is?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter

It is worn out you moron

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-19 12:22 PM | Reply

Thanks, frackers! Reducing carbon emissions all on their own, without any new green schemes, global treaties or government mandates.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-19 12:24 PM | Reply

@#6 ... It is worn out you moron ...

I knew it was beyond its lifetime, but I was wondering if you might have had more insight beyond that simple piece of information.

Apparently, I was hoping for too much.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-19 12:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The plant will start again when the first shipment of the beautiful, clean coal arrives! Make 'Murica Sooty Again!

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2019-11-19 01:04 PM | Reply

It is worn out you moron

#6 | POSTED BY SNIPER

So are you saying that if they built a new plant at the same location, it would be able to compete on the market with other forms of energy?

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-11-19 01:32 PM | Reply

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Thanks, frackers! Reducing carbon emissions all on their own...

#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

..but substantially increasing methane, which is actually even worse. Yeah, thanks frackers!

#11 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-11-19 01:56 PM | Reply

Massive!! Explosive!! Bombshell!!
Did I miss anything huffmyshorts?

#12 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-11-19 03:05 PM | Reply

It is worn out you moron

#6 | POSTED BY SNIPER

It is not "worn out". You're just making that up. Nothing anywhere says the plant is too old to keep running. Read the article.

The Navajo complex proved no match against market forces. The shale boom unleashed record volumes of low-cost natural gas, undermining the economics of coal generators across the U.S. Cheaper and cleaner wind and solar farms also began squeezing the plant's profits.

Coal, which once supplied more electricity in the U.S. than any other resource, now accounts for less than a quarter of the nation's mix. Since 2010, power generators have announced the retirement of more than 500 coal-fired power plants with more than 100 gigawatts of capacity, according to government data.

#13 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-11-19 03:34 PM | Reply

You mean Hillary Clinton was right about coal miners being put out of business, and needing training in alternative industries? And here, we were told that beautiful coal would be clean and prosperous forever.

Interesting how that turned out...

#14 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-11-19 05:27 PM | Reply

It is worn out you moron

#6 | POSTED BY SNIPER

"It is not "worn out". You're just making that up. "

Nawww. You misunderstood.

He was referring to his junk.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-19 06:35 PM | Reply

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