Coal plants

CoalSwarm provides individual profiles of over a thousand existing and proposed coal plants in the United States and numerous other countries. In addition, CoalSwarm provides sortable tracking tables for proposed coal plants in the United States, coal plant retirements in the United States, and proposed coal plants in India.

There are over 225 profiles of U.S. power companies and agencies, as well as hundreds of profiles of power generators in other countries.

In addition to conventional power technologies, CoalSwarm provides information on “clean coal” technologies including integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and carbon capture and storage.

Studies of the “external costs” of coal have identified coal-fired power generation as among the most environmentally destructive industrial technologies. CoalSwarm provides several overview articles on environmental and health impacts. In addition, there are dozens of wiki articles on particular impacts, from coal waste to mercury emissions.