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A Closer Look at Clean Coal & Electricity

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 07, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Glenn Meyers last modified Sep 06, 2012

Make no mistake about this topic: the majority of the world’s electricity is produced by coal, a huge contributor to global warming or climate change, or whatever else you prefer to call it. Scotto Cooney, editor of The Inspired Economist, has written on the subject.




 

 

Make no mistake about this topic: the majority of the world’s electricity is produced by coal, a huge contributor to global warming or climate change, or whatever else you prefer to call it. Scott Cooney, editor of The Inspired Economist, has written on the subject.

Here is his lead:

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is actively promoting the benefits of coal power. If you see an ad on a website with a little black piece of coal with an extension cord coming out of it…yeah, that’s them. I encourage you to check out their site. It’s full of…”truthiness“. And by that, I mean it tells about 1% of the story.

The idea that coal is cheaper than wind and solar is what keeps coal in the forefront of energy production in the U.S. But what if the idea itself is completely flawed?

Interested? Read the rest here.

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