Coal Fired Power Plants – Closures

Impact of EPA’s Regulatory Assault on Power Plants: New Regulations to Take More than 72 GW of Electricity Generation Offline and the Plant Closing Announcements Keep Coming…

“So if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them…”– Barack Obama speaking to San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008

More than 72 gigawatts (GW) of electrical generating capacity have already, or are now set to retire because of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations. The regulations causing these closures include the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (colloquially called MATS, or Utility MACT)[1], proposed Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)[2], and the proposed regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

Collected links, articles, webpages about Coal Fired Power Plants  & concerning webpages


Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum
Australian Coal Association Research Programme (ACARP)
British Coal Utilisation Research Association
Centre for Low Emission Technology
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development (CCSD)
Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC)
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
European Sixth Framework Programme
IEA Clean Coal Centre
IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal & Steel
UK Energy Research Partnership


Statistical Sources

BP Statistical Review of World Energy
IEA Coal Statistics
US Department of Energy



Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
IEA-Energy Diversification–Coal
International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy



ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE)
Department of Industry, Science and Resources (Australia)
European Commission (General Directorate for Energy)
Geoscience Australia
Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et de l’Industrie (France – in French)
Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (MET1 Japan)
Natural Resources Canada
UK Department of Trade and Industry
US Department of Energy

 Info sources