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DOE: Coal plants kept the lights on during brutal winter

A new report by the Department of Energy confirmed that coal-fired power plants, many of which are slated to be shuttered, kept the lights on during last winter's brutally cold weather.

Per a report by the Daily Caller News Foundation:

Energy analysts at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory found that coal power kept the lights on for millions of Americans during the bomb cyclone that pummeled the eastern U.S. from late December to early January.

According to researchers:

“During the worst of the storm from January 5-6, 2018, actual U.S. electricity market experience demonstrated that without the resilience of coal- and fuel oil/dual-firing plants … the eastern United States would have suffered severe electricity shortages, likely leading to widespread blackouts,

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