The domination and greatness of COAL!!!


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Aug 6, 2009
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Not the middle of nowhere
Little black rock..........dang.......has had a mammoth impact on the lives of millions for a long, long time and even today, magically lifts millions out of poverty!!!

A long but awesome article here........and details how in the next several decades, production of coal will be massive all around the world and continue to dominate as the prime energy source of the world >>

Dirty Pretty Rock Foreign Policy

Also pretty much sums up the effectiveness of the "climate change/global warming" onslaught over the past 20 years. Which is to say.......they haven't even moved the goalposts a single yard despite the lofty rhetoric.( had to throw in the Super Bowl reference this weekend!!:up:)

Also......provides a facial to the AGW religion!!

Who's not winning??:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::fu:

Old Rocks

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Oct 31, 2008
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Portland, Ore.
Doesn't look like a bright outlook for coal at all.

Coal Declines in U.S. but Grows Internationally - Scientific American

Technological progress has been brutal to the yellow pages and compact discs. Coal may be headed the same way in the U.S., partly because of the market and partly because of national climate change policy.

Coal-fired power plants are the nation’s largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions and driver of climate change, and an old technology slowly being replaced by newer, cleaner sources of energy. With solar, wind and natural gas gaining ground on the electric grid, change is in the air.

Signs of coal’s decline are written all over the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s annual coal report released this week, showing that despite a slight increase in coal consumption in 2013, coal production is down and coal mining jobs are down even more. The EIA’s 2014 coal analysis will be released at the end of this year.

For the first time since 1993, coal production in the U.S. fell below 1 billion short tons in 2013, down to about 985 million tons in 2013 from 1.01 billion in 2012. (It takes about .00054 short tons of coal to generate 1 kilowatt hour of electricity. The average home uses 10,837 kwh of electricity annually, equivalent to the power generated by 5.8 short tons of coal.)

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