Natural gas-fired electricity output exceeded coal-fired generation last year for the first time in the history of the nation’s largest grid operator PJM Interconnection, according to a report released last week by its independent market monitor.
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The impending closure the end of next year of one of the nation’s largest coal-fired electric generation plants on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Arizona, a victim of cheaper natural gas and renewables, appeared to be the tribe’s only option once again Friday after two private equity investment firms announced they were dropping plans to purchase the 2,250 MW power plant.
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