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View Diary: There was no 'war on coal,' but there should be. Just not on the backs of miners. Delay is denial (117 comments)

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  •  Tired argument. (0+ / 0-)

    We don't need much coal for baseload power. Coal boosters claimed for years that we couldn't quickly make large reductions in coal use. The fact that coal is down to roughly 1/3 of electric generation in the most recent quarter disproves those scare tactics.

    The better bet for job creation is improving the grid so that it can in fact incorporate more wind and solar.

    It's nice that some waste streams from IGGC can be used in enhanced oil recovery operations and elsewhere, but no one has show that it makes building a new plant profitable. That's why no company will consider building one without massive subsidies.

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