Environment & Energy Report

Coal Miners Murray, Consol Deemed Most Exposed to Plants at Risk

June 28, 2018, 8:06 PM

Murray Energy Corp. and Consol Energy Inc. are exposed to potential losses because power plants that burn their coal may close, according to a report by CreditSights Inc.

Some three dozen U.S. coal plants—which aren’t currently slated for retirement—could be forced out of business amid continued growth in renewable energy and natural gas-fired power generation, CreditSights analysts Charles Johnston, Andy DeVries, and Nick Moglia said in a June 28 report. These at-risk plants have all been in service for at least 45 years and are operating at less than 45 percent of their capacity....

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