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Another absurd claim against coal

November 9, 2013

Those who hate the coal industry, and by extension the reasonably-priced electricity it generates for tens of millions of Americans, never tire of inventing new arguments for why every mine in the U....

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USABorn

Nov-09-13 9:38 AM

"The brutal yet obvious truth is that outfits like CEA are either incredibly stupid or lying intentionally. You decide which."

The CEA is just another group made up of liberals. And you know what happens when a liberal's lips move....

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MrShaman

Nov-09-13 8:25 AM

"Analysts at the government's Energy Information Administration estimated recently that the United States contains about 200 billion tons of coal reserves that can be mined economically. It has been pointed out that if anything, the EIA figure is conservative."

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"...mined economically..." DOES "somewhat" conflict with..."The cost of coal used by electric utilities has been—rising in almost all states at a rate of 6-10 percent per year or 2-3 times faster than inflation over the last decade."

See:

Warning: Faulty Reporting on US Coal Supplies | Clean Energy Action

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MrShaman

Nov-09-13 8:16 AM

"Analysts at the government's Energy Information Administration estimated recently that the United States contains about 200 billion tons of coal reserves that can be mined economically. It has been pointed out that if anything, the EIA figure is conservative.

But an organization with an unabashed bias against fossil energy, Clean Energy Action of Boulder, Colo., claims we have nearly exhausted the nation's economically mineable coal. CEA claims U.S. coal reserves "could run out in 20 years or less."

It just isn't true."

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Sooooooooooooo...how many tons ARE used, per year, for the generation of electricity, 'cause...."just isn't true" hardly (that's "not hardly", for you Bush-fans) qualifies as doing-the-math.

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DavidBross

Nov-09-13 6:17 AM

What about those who worry that the use of coal gives us reasonably priced electricity that is subsidized by its impact on the environment? By picking extremes to make its point, the SG is not doing much to advance a useful debate about this issue. Imagine if I were to use the show "Snake Salvation" to represent religion in America. That would hardly lead to a useful debate of religion's role in society.

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