The first comment at the top link, while snarky, is interesting.
Back to US coal-fired plants, there is this from the Chicago Tribune.
Pending environmental regulations will make coal-fired generating plants, which produce about half the nation's electricity, more expensive to operate. Many are expected to be shuttered.That means higher electricity prices in 2014 or so—significantly higher.
As the Instapundit noted a couple of days ago it is all going according to plan.
Regards — Cliff