Why are we building more coal-fired power plants?

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The latest round of federal budget cuts and the impending shutdown of the government could push back the completion of the construction of new coal-powered power plants. 

But the construction boom is already underway, and it is far from over.

Here are some of the latest developments in this fast-growing technology.1. 

The first plant in New Jersey The State Energy Board approved construction of a second coal-generated power plant on Tuesday, a move that will allow the company to increase its capacity to produce electricity. 

A project was also approved to expand the existing Power Plant No. 4, which already produces electricity for New Jersey and the state of New Hampshire. 

New Jersey has become the largest producer of coal-based electricity in the United States. 


Coal plants A group of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, New Jersey Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund, are urging the government to approve a new plant to increase coal power capacity. 

Environmentalists say the plant would produce about as much power as the country produces today. 

It would produce enough electricity to power about 200,000 homes and about 40,000 businesses in the state, said Sierra Club President and CEO Joanna Robinson. 

In addition to the coal plant, the group is also pushing for the federal government to authorize the construction and sale of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power the plants.


Pipeline construction in the Midwest The Obama administration is considering whether to approve an expansion of the TransCanada pipeline, which would run from Alberta to Chicago. 

Opponents of the pipeline say it would cause a climate-change crisis. 

Trump is expected to make a decision on whether to make the Keystone XL pipeline the nation’s final source of crude oil. 


Power-pumping stations in California and Texas California has the most power-pumped power stations in the nation, according to the Energy Information Administration. 

 A proposed power-plant expansion is under consideration in Texas, where some local governments are considering expanding power-storage capacity to cope with the increased demand for power. 


California’s Energy Information Administration The Energy Information Agency (EIA) reported that California, which is the nations largest power producer, has more than 2,500 power-generation capacity plants and is a key supplier to the national grid. 

EIA is part of the Energy Department and produces the country’s annual energy report. 


Renewable energy California currently has about 1.4 million net new renewable energy projects, according the state’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (OEREE). 

 The California Energy Commission estimates that by 2030, the state will add 2.4 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity to its grid.7. 

Cable TV Cables made up nearly three-quarters of the nation The nation’s cable television market was worth $2.2 trillion in 2016, according a recent study by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

This market is forecast to grow to $2 trillion by 2023, the study said. 


Energy efficiency A new study by Cornell University found that energy efficiency is a factor that could increase the nation�s electricity supply by as much as 4 percent by 2035. 


Electric vehicle sales The U.K. was the only country in the world to sell more electric vehicles than gas-powered ones last year, according data from the U,S.

Energy Information Association. 


Boeing’s new electric aircraft Billionaire aerospace investor and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said that he is interested in buying the US aerospace giant if the government approves the first round of budget cuts. 


US energy sources The United States imports about half of its energy from abroad, including from China, India, Japan, South Korea and Brazil. 


LNG export from South Korea Liquefied Natural Gas (LG) has become a major source of energy for South Korea, with more than $3 billion in new export orders in the first three months of 2017. 


China’s Chennai skyline The skyline of Beijing is a symbol of the rapid expansion of a country that has a population of more than 9 million. 


Honda’s new Suzuki  Suzukis new flagship sports car is seen in this file photo taken February 24, 2018. 


Tiger Woods  The legendary golfer and Tiger Woods will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2018, marking the fourth time in his career that he will be honored. 


Construction of the largest solar array The South Carolina Power & Light Company announced that it