R&DB wrote:With the current administrations attitude about coal vs thr previous administration, is it possible we may see more?
No, coal will continue to be displaced by natural gas as the latter is far less expensive in several aspects. For example, PSEG Power, LLC, New Jersey's largest electric generating company, a few weeks ago announced that it was about to close its last two coal fired generating stations in New Jersey, Mercer and Hudson. Both are very large facilities and the company only a few years ago had spent well over a billion dollars installing state of the art emissions control equipment on these coal units making them among the cleanest in the world. Despite that investment natural gas is so less expensive in both fuel and O&M that the decision to close was necessary.