Full Title: Coal Retirements as of September 2012
Author(s): American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Publisher(s): American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Publication Date: September 1, 2012
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Last year, the U.S. coal fleet was comprised of almost 1,400 electric generating units (coal units) at 580 power plants representing a total nameplate electric generating capacity of slightly more than 300,000 megawatts (MW).
A large number of coal units are retiring or are expected to retire within the next three to five years because of EPA rules, although other factors may have also played some role.