The Future of Coal. Karen R. Obenshain, Sc.D. Sheet Metal Workers International Association Power Generation Summit June 19, 2008. Edison Electric Institute.
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Karen R. Obenshain, Sc.D.
Sheet Metal Workers International Association Power Generation Summit
June 19, 2008
EEI is the national association of shareholder owned electric utilities in the U.S. Our members represent about 70 percent of the U.S. electric power industry and serve 95 percent of the ultimate customers in the industry’s investor-owned segment.
Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review 2005 and Annual Energy Outlook 2007 Early Release
New England 2009/2009
*Excludes MISO resources outside the RFC boundary
P = projected
distribution and the environment
~$17-$18B / year
> $400 billion (Real 2005$)
Source: EEI with data from NYMEX and Bureau of Labor Statistics
Source: Sierra Club’s “Stop the Coal Rush”New Coal Generation – Cancelled or Delayed Across the Country
Historical and Under Construction
This chart includes historical capacity additions by fuel since 1945 as well as generation under construction as of the end of May 2008.