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How many coal power plants are left in Texas?
Interested in energy. With this announcement the list of TX coal closures continues to grow. Currently there is still about 17.4 GW of coal capacity left in TX and half of this capacity now has an announced closure date.
How much CO2 do Texas power plants produce?
Texas power plants released nearly 257 million tons of CO2, as much as the next two states – Florida and Ohio – combined, and more than seven times the total CO2 emissions from power plants in California. Texas opened three new coal plants toward the end of 2010, with a combined capacity of 2,156 megawatts.
How many coal-fired power plants are in the United States?
As of 2011, the Energy Information Administration listed 589 coal-fired power plants in the U.S., down from 633 coal-fired power plants in 2002. Of these 589 plants, 332 were owned by electric utilities, 98 by independent power producers, and the remainder by industrial and commercial producers of combined heat and power.
Why is coal-fired power generation decreasing in Texas?
It was reported in March 2012 coal-fired power generation was decreasing as compared to 2011. The culprit, the report noted, was an increase in natural gas. The earliest record of coal mining in Texas was in 1819. Until the 1880s, extraction efforts were generally small-scale operations.