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Coal vendetta, energy forecasts don't match up

October 26, 2013

One wonders, sometimes, whether President Barack Obama and others involved in his vendetta against the coal industry pay any attention to their own administration’s energy forecasts....

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USABorn

Oct-26-13 3:04 AM

Reference last sentence - "He just doesn't care!!!"

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 5:29 AM

By my count, this column has been "recycled" (approx.) 12 times...and, is gaining, FAST, on the "libs taking prayer outta schools" column.

I could be wrong...but, I AM getting all my stats outta Pravda (a member of the "Fair And Balanced" partnership).

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sideliner

Oct-26-13 11:10 AM

This editorial is a bit dramatic using the term "vendetta," typically involving families over a long period and usually one family's actions are in retaliation for the other's. Vendettas are usually personal, and to call Obama's attempt to hold the coal industry accountable and responsible a personal thing is quite a stretch.

Nowhere does this op-ed address any of that. Nowhere is there talk about environmental impact of coal, straight from the mining process itself down to its use and then disposal of waste. Each stage of the game has its own serious environmental concerns that a shift to other sources of energy would eliminate.

All this article talks about is money. And that seems to be all the industry is concerned about... money.

I agree that coal may be a cheaper source of energy, but ask China how all that coal burning is working out for them. All the money in the world is useless if you can't breathe.

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DavidBross

Oct-26-13 7:02 PM

According to the editorial, the cost for coal is going up because Obama is trying to discourage its use. And, the cost for natural gas is going up because he is trying to encourage its use. This is not a persuasive argument for critiquing the Obama policies.

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USABorn

Oct-27-13 7:35 AM

Global demand for coal is expected to grow to 8.9 billion tons by 2016 from 7.9 billion tons this year. China is expected to add about 160 new coal-fired plants to the 620 operating now, within four years. During that period, India will add more than 46 plants.

India relies on coal for 55 percent of its electric power and struggles to keep enough on hand.

Coal remains a critical component of the world’s energy supply despite its bad image. In China, demand for coal in 2010 resulted in a traffic jam 75 miles long caused by more than 10,000 trucks carrying supplies from Inner Mongolia. India is increasing coal imports.

So is Europe, as it takes advantage of lower coal prices in the United States.

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USABorn

Oct-27-13 7:38 AM

Forgot to mention....that info was from THE GLOBAL WARMING POLICY FOUNDATION.

Article titled, "CHINA & INDIA ARE BUILDING 4 NEW COAL POWER PLANTS – EVERY WEEK," for those who may want to read more.

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rick424

Oct-27-13 11:00 AM

Dear Sun Gazette...Give it up already.

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 5:50 AM

"Global demand for coal is expected to grow to 8.9 billion tons by 2016 from 7.9 billion tons this year. China is expected to add about 160 new coal-fired plants to the 620 operating now, within four years." - USABorn

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That's what Porky Limbaugh says, huh??

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See:

China's Capital To Replace Some Coal-Fired Heating Plants [Reuters]

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 5:55 AM

"Forgot to mention....that info was from THE GLOBAL WARMING POLICY FOUNDATION." - USABorn

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That shouldn't surprise anyone...who never does the required research.

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See:

The Guardian Reveals Key Funder of Global Warming Policy Foundation

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