slinky - Please be a Dear and cite a reference source for information about the "selling chits to energy businesses to keep the coal burning".
While it may be true, your allusion to it is the first I've heard about it and I would like to know more.
And yes we are trying to get other countries to work on that problem but the reality is they are their own countries and we can suggest but they will do what they want . All we can do is our part in this !
Bewrite , we were supposed to either move to clean coal technology or phase coal out in the late 70's-early 80's, the government however learned that there was money to be made in selling chits to energy businesses to keep the coal burning ! That all had limitations and had to end sometime , it just happened to end on Obama's watch !
Remember, this is a "global" problem. Libs seems to forget that.
One way or another, he wanted to move away from coal. But wait there more: China, the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases from coal, has been burning up to 17 percent more coal a year than the government previously disclosed, according to newly released data. The sharp upward revision in official figures means that China has released much more carbon dioxide — almost a billion more tons a year according to initial calculations — than previously estimated. The increase alone is greater than the whole German economy emits annually from fossil fuels.
I never see letters to the editor wringing their hands about China.
Harry, one thing to remember is that Obama called for getting rid of coal long before we realized the abundance of natural gas available through fracking.
The fact that we have an abundance of natural gas through fracking does not change what Obama "intended" do.
I think that if the natural gas thing did not fall into his lap, we would be building a lot more nuke plants vs natural gas cogen plants.
There was a letter to the editor in last weeks paper that argued for dumping natural gas also.
"There is no war on coal , coal just outlived its usefullness ."
Charles Patton, head of Appalachian Power, said most of American agrees.
According to the Charleston Gazette article I referenced a few minutes ago,
"What’s more, the debate over the 'war on coal,' which ***** up so much of the political air in West Virginia, has largely been settled in other states, Patton said."
"The debate largely, at this point in time, has been lost."
"you know the number one killer of UMW jobs is the O admin and his EPA"
That's a lie.
According to the CEO of Appalachian Power, Charles Patton speaking in Roanoke, WV last October, "With or without the Clean Power Plan, the economics of alternatives to fossil-based fuels are making inroads in the utility plan. Companies are making decisions today where they are moving away from coal-fired generation."
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And the Washington Times reported 2 weeks ago, "Coal’s slump is largely the result of cheap natural gas, which now rivals coal as a fuel for generating electricity."
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Time will come full circle and unions will once again be needed , its human nature at its worse to take advantage of those who are less well off . A typical republinut trait !
Yep that is why Unions are dying thank GOD
Change happens whether you want it or not !
I bet u were around to hear it Lol
Its called progress , Didnt hear a whole lotta bytching when they phased out steam engines !
Mod, you know the number one killer of UMW jobs is the O admin and his EPA
There is no war on coal , coal just outlived its usefullness . Now the GOP's war on woman is still on going !
Lol Mod, Sure and the war on coal,,,,,, nothing to see here
The funds have never recovered from the losses of the 40:1 'leveraging' of the dollar.
Coal is dead , either now or later , the sooner you accept that the better off you'll be !
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