Coal Retirements

The Low Energy Price Limbo

The Low Energy Price Limbo

It should be no surprise to anyone that energy market prices are low. We see it at the gas pumps, our heating bills and when we shop for electricity. This is fantastic news for consumers but it does make me wonder how long it can last, so I’ll provide my short term and long term views.   Fundamentally, the Ohio energy...

Record Coal Retirements

Record Coal Retirements

2015 will be a historic year for the retirements of coal fired power plants in the United States and more specifically Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana. Of the 13 gigawatts (GW’s) of retirements coming this year 81% is coming from coal-fired generation. This is primarily due to costs related to the Environmental Protection...