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War on coal a myth

February 10, 2013

The Sun-Gazette's continued War on the Truth in regards to President Obama's "War on Coal" is disturbing. The latest U.S....

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MrShaman

Feb-11-13 3:54 PM

"Obama made himself quite clear how he felt about coal............and to have liberals lie about it now, is ludicrous." - USABorn

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Read, on, Skippy......

See:

US Coal Finds Warm Embrace Overseas

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enigma

Feb-10-13 1:15 PM

Chuck,"It looks like the patients (USABorn and enigma) are prescribing meds."

Not me, as far as I know the only cure for ignorance is an open mind and they don't make a drug for that.

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CMReeder

Feb-10-13 9:12 AM

It looks like the patients (USABorn and enigma) are prescribing meds.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-10-13 8:41 AM

cont>>>

warmer energy in the winter and cooler energy in the summer for the home. Insulate well, wear a sweater, and live in a smaller home.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-10-13 8:40 AM

cont>>>

natural gas, you will drive up the prices of natural gas relative to coal and the prices you and the next generation pay for it. You will use up this finite resource faster, thus leaving you with coal in the future anyway. For the energy unit, coal is cheaper to produce over the long haul than natural gas.

So what is the ultimate solution:

Use coal in power plants for base-load power generation where it is most efficient and since it is a stationary source, emissions control devices can be installed and better operated. Use natural gas in peaking power plants. Use natural gas in stationary peaking uses in the home where close to pipelines. Use portable fuels like diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, etc, in cars, trucks and tractors. Use portable fuels like fuel oil and propane in homes where there are no natural gas pipelines. Blend in solar panels on homes for heating hot water or storing some energy in batteries. Use buried pipes/wells in the ground to capture wa

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-10-13 8:39 AM

Howard,

I must compliment you on your fine research and laying out the arguments. Could you also view this through several other parameters, ie. globally, over time, and efficiency?

The coal is still being burnt somewhere else in the world so emissions are still being generated. I would venture to say the technologies in the US are more advanced and better at removing the sulfur dioxides and mercury. If coal goes to China, you know that emissions will only go into the atmosphere for the people to breathe. Look at the news reports and even the streams of pollution are going as far as Japan. You need to push for better emissions control in China and other less environmentally-minded countries.

Coal is more efficient in a base-load power plant operations whereas natural gas is better for peaking plants/activities. Natural gas is especially better for the peaking activities in a household like heating in nights and winters or cooking. If you convert all power plants to natu

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USABorn

Feb-10-13 8:11 AM

enigma.....liberalism is also a mental illness!

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USABorn

Feb-10-13 8:10 AM

Mr. Best should try telling the coal miners who have lost their jobs, and the mine owners who have been shut down, his mindless drivel.

Obama made himself quite clear how he felt about coal............and to have liberals lie about it now, is ludicrous.

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enigma

Feb-10-13 7:56 AM

He spends the first two paragraphs of the letter telling us that there is no war on coal and then in the last paragraph tells us why the war on coal is a good thing. If you give a liberal enough time, they will always contradict themselves, because liberalism is a contradiction.

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