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Incredible as it may seem, there is only one governmental entity on this planet (this late in the climate change game) that has even attempted a coal phase out.

That's right folks, a rational plan to phase out dangerous fossil fuels and to thus prevent the indiscriminate dumping of dangerous fossil fuel waste (carbon dioxide, heavy metals, sulfur and nitrogen oxides) in the atmosphere is not official policy anywhere except Ontario Canada.

Now, the Ontario plan is not necessarily my cup of tea necessarily because there is a provision to replace one extremely dangerous fossil fuel (coal) with a moderately dangerous fossil fuel (natural gas), but if you look carefully, you will see that whatever its flaws this is the kind of effort that must be attempted.

This is going to be a very short diary and I have no time and thus will dispense with my normal silly polls in this case and simply lay the report before those who may be interested:

Phasing Out Coal.

Anyone who has any question about me by the way, needs to be reminded that I am a nuclear shill who has recently offered some rather involved ideas about how to address the problem of coal.

I will not quote the report directly but I note that it discusses nuclear energy without all of the little snide commentaries that have been drilled into our heads by a rather credulous media over the years.   In other words, the report is simply rational and matter-of-fact.

The coal phase out has not met the original timelines and it has faltered, but no one has surrendered.  

This is the kind of effort of which we need to see more.

Originally posted to NNadir on Thu Jun 21, 2007 at 07:12 PM PDT.

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