More coal plants shut down in Trump’s first two years than in Obama’s entire first term

Energy - ThinkProgress - Key Takeaway: *Coal power plants have simply become too expensive to operate compared to natural gas and renewable energy. Indeed, building and running new wind and solar farms is now cheaper than just running existing coal plants in many places. Just last month, for instance, PacifiCorp, one of the biggest U.S. coal-burning utilities, reported that most of its 22 coal-fired plants are not economical.*

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