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TVA votes to close two coal plants in blow to Trump

Frankfort - The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two aging coal-fired power plants, including one supplied by a company led by a major supporter of President Donald Trump, who had urged the U.S.-owned utility to keep it open.

Trump pressures TVA to keep old coal power plant running

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday night pressured the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to keep its Paradise coal plant in Kentucky open. The plant and another one in Tennessee are on the chopping block.

EPA: Mercury limits on coal plants 'too costly and not needed'

Hours before the EPA put almost all of its 14,000 workers on furlough because of the government shutdown, the Agency announced its latest measure to preserve coal-fired power in the United States.

Trump takes credit for drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2017

Washington - There's good news for the environment, the EPA announced on Monday. U.S. emissions of global warming greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent in 2017 — despite Trump's efforts to revive the coal industry.

Xcel CEO — Retiring U.S. coal fleet is 'just a matter of time'

Xcel Colorado announced the retirement of two coal-fired power plants, shortly after CEO Ben Fowke spoke on stage at the EEI Annual Convention.

Op-Ed: Dumbest move yet— Saving coal plants in name of national security

U.S. President Donald Trump has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep coal and nuclear power plants running, the White House said Friday.

Coal continues its downward slide as more coal-fired plants close

More coal plant capacity was shuttered in the first 45 days of 2018 than in the entire first three years of the Obama administration, according to Sierra Club and Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.
 

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