Peabody Energy Joins The Fight To Rescue The Biggest Coal Plant In The U.S. West

Via Coal supplier Peabody Energy is trying to help save one of its biggest U.S. customers. On Thursday, the mining giant released a report it commissioned showing the 2,250-megawatt, coal-fired Navajo power plant in Arizona, the largest in the U.S. West, is capable of making money through 2040, even in an era of cheap natural gas. It’s also offering to cut the price the plant pays for its coal.

Navajo Generating Station

The Navajo Generating Station, a 2250 megawatt coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Page, Arizona, is scheduled to shut down in 2019. Via The smokestacks of the Navajo Generation Station rise 775 feet from the sere landscape of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, just three miles away from the serpentine, stagnant blue wound in sandstone known as Lake Powell. Red-rock cliffs and the dark hump of

Arizona coal-fired plant's owners weigh options that include closure

  The owners a massive coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona are considering options that include keeping it open but also closing it within the next few years, a spokesman for the plant’s operator said Wednesday. Via Salt River Project spokesman Scott Harelson said officials of the power district recently met with Navajo Nation officials to discuss the Navajo Generating Station located on the reservation near Page. The plant’s