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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 12:25 PM
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At Least 16 Coal-Fired Power Plants Canceled Or Delayed - Houston Chronicle
BILLINGS, Mont. At least 16 coal-fired power plant proposals nationwide have been scrapped in recent months and more than three dozen have been delayed as utilities face increasing pressure due to concerns over global warming and rising construction costs.

The slow pace of new plant construction reflects a dramatic change in fortune for a fuel source that just a few years ago was poised for a major resurgence. Combined, the canceled and delayed projects represent enough electricity to power approximately 20 million homes.

The U.S. Department of Energy's latest tally of pending coal plants, released last week, shows eight projects totaling 7,000 megawatts have been canceled since May. That's besides the cancellation earlier this year of eight plants in Texas totaling 6,864 megawatts. Utilities have also pushed back construction on another 32,000 megawatts worth of projects, according to the Energy Department report.

"All these reports that we were about to be inundated with coal plants, I believe this report tells a different story," said Kenneth Kern, director of analysis and planning at the department's National Energy Technology Laboratory. "What has actually happened, if you look at it closely, was much more modest than what was anticipated," he said.

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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 12:57 PM
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1. Best news today so far.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 02:57 PM
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2. If they were at least willing to use the cleanest technology possible
(without complaint or delay) people wouldn't object so much. But they keep insisting on unnecessary pollution. Dumbasses.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 04:25 PM
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3. If it means they won't be built, then by all means let them be Dumbasses!
Clean or dirty, coal plants are bad.
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:58 AM
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4. Tell that to China
And their coal plant a week fixation. I'm no scientist, but I'm pretty sure all the CO2 isn't staying over there...
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 11:19 AM
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5. Damn, so much for clean coal...
:sarcasm:
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