Regulations, litigation force cancellation of Texas coal-fired power plant construction

The White Stallion plant would have generated 1,200 megawatts of power — enough to power 240,000 during peak demand times.

Coal is a major source of electricity in Texas, with coal-fired plants generating more than 12,500 gigawatt hours of electricity in October 2012.

Coal’s share of power generation has fallen from 49 percent in 2007 to 42 percent in 2011 as more plants have switched to burning natural gas.

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