Equipment used to move coal sits parked at the American Electric Power Co. (AEP) coal-fired John E. Amos Power Plant in Winfield, West Virginia, U.S. (Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Almost Half Coal Power Plants Seen Unprofitable to Operate

(Bloomberg) -- The surge in coal prices in the past three years and muted power prices are cutting into the profitability of power stations that burn the fuel, a prominent forecaster said.