Thursday, January 17, 2013

Stunning Fact: New Coal Generation Capacity In 2012 Up 135% Over 2011

New coal capacity built in 2012 rose 135%, jumping from 1,932 megawatts in 2011 to 4,510 in 2012.  While existing coal plants lost market share in 2012, coal had a relatively good year in the new generation market and accounted for about 17% of all new power plant capacity built in the USA last year.

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