Coal Plants in the US - 600 coal plants produce about 54% of elctricity 175 coal-fired generators that collectively represent 27 gigawatts (GW) worth of electricity-generating capacity are set to retire between 2012 and 2016. Learn more: Coal Fired Plants Shut Down EPA (Natural News)
Coal Plants in China - estimates between 620 to 2000 coal plants produce over 60% of electricity
Coal Plants in Canada
- Ontario Coal Plants (5 Plants - all to be phased out by 2014)
- Atikokan is slotted to be converted to Biomass Plant in 2014
- Nanticoke Generating Station - Currently, a regulation under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) stipulates that coal will not be used in Ontario to generate electricity past December 31, 2014.
- Nanticoke is scheduled to phase out its use of coal and switch to using biomass
- Lambton put into permanent shutdown effective October 1, 2010.
- Thunder Bay Generating Plant - The plant will stop burning coal and be converted to natural gas, as part of the Ontario government's commitment to phase out all of its coal-burning power generation by 2014.
- Alberta Coal Plants (6 Plants)
Battle River - 670 MWatts Genesee Generating Station - 1,212 MWatts Milner Generating Station - 144 MWatts Keephills Generating Station - 800 MWatts Sheerness Generating Station - 760 MWatts Sundance Power Station - 1,566 MWatts
- Manitoba Coal Plants (1 coal Plant)
- Brandon Generating Station - 340 MWatts