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EI analysts outline how worsening economics have made running 80% of the U.S. coal fleet uneconomic compared to replacement with new local renewables, and how policymakers can plan for the transition.
This visual interactive feature allows users to explore the major findings of the Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 report. Users can scroll to view interactive maps showing the specific locations of uneconomic coal plants and regions where new solar or new wind resources would be cheaper than existing coal.
This analysis of U.S. coal plants found 72 percent of existing U.S. coal capacity and 80 percent of existing U.S. coal plants are either more costly to continue operating compared to building new nearby wind or solar plants or are slated to retire in the next four years. The report provides policy recommendations to accelerate the transition to a cleaner, cheaper grid and is accompanied by a dynamic visual interactive.
EI report finds new local wind and solar could replace 80 percent of the U.S. coal fleet at immediate savings to customers.