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TIGERPAW46

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:58:55 AM

((This Article is late 2012 but with the latest Executive orders out of Washington with it's war on Coal, the article is still very important & interesting. Especially if you read the data over each image in the link at the bottom of the opening page.."Click here to see stunning images of coal >"))

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-energy-of-the-future-coal-2012-10?op=1#ixzz2XUFkdeC3

What's the energy of the future?

Some hold out hope that renewables like solar and wind will win the day in powering the globe.

There's also a big nuclear contingent.

And yet others are convinced that the future of energy belongs to natural gas.

They're all wrong. The energy of the future is coal.

Peabody CEO Greg Boyce says it is expected to become the world's largest energy
Visit Business Insider for full article
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 9:05:17 PM

Come on Sammy enough of the fatuous fantasies..... try facts for once, please
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 9:03:55 PM

So is this a public admission the coal industry was lying about "clean coal?"
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 9:02:07 PM

Ahh so many posters who want their children to die because of toxic air.... who would have thought they wanted $$$$ more than their children
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 2:29:53 AM

Good one...
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:42:03 AM

It is a dirty job and it is not going away.
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:30:16 AM

disagree .....
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rap12MA
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:26:08 AM

Coal the energy of the future? No way.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:28:31 PM

From the article: "We put together a presentation showing why the pronounced death of coal is extremely premature."

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The "death of coal" is, indeed, premature except here in the U.S. (where it is abundant) under the usurped authority of BO's EPA. Many parts of the world find it more prudent to stay warm than participate in the faddish nonsense of "Global Warming".

But there is "hope" for a "change" in 2016.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:00:43 AM

Interesting
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:00:05 AM

e have so much coal i agree
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Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:45:07 AM

I think it should be nuclear, but time will tell!
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CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:26:24 AM

Interesting.
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NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:13:16 AM

Most of the added coal use is due to the increased demand in electricity. Hmm isn't that what the tree-huggers want our cars to run on? Why not just use coal directly? More energy efficient (as there will be no loss in the conversion to electric first. There's the ad campaign for you.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:07:48 AM

ok
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zuess28
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:03:56 AM

I don't believe it.
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darshanzala
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:58:50 AM

Time will tell that..
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:47:12 AM

It's not winner take all.
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AVKZ
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:41:02 AM

No one knows.
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Chem60
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:24:06 AM

Whatever it is, it made my IPad crash. It must be some energy source!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:08:36 AM

nuclear is one source we dont want to stop using
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:05:46 AM

greenies ain't gonna like this, eh joe?
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:56:00 AM

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahahahahaahhaahha

clean coal

hahahahahhahahahahahahahahaahhaahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahaahahahah

burp!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:54:26 AM

Coal will come back.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:35:29 AM

"Global coal use will grow 39 percent over the next decade"

While the greenies in the US tilt at windmills and think they are accomplishing something
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:18:54 AM

Good to know
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:14:26 AM

Sadly we have libs and GOP in this world.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:56:11 AM

It is great time to change
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leeac
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:44:35 AM

Coal is dirty and expensive.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:41:53 AM

we'll see
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:41:09 AM

Spin baby spin...
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:38:11 AM

Sadly the libs think that because we aren't using it no one is. All it's doing is going overseas where it is used in a more dirtier fashion than it would be here.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:31:59 AM

Sadly, the GOP now loves acid rain and wants more of it......(grin)
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:24:39 AM

Acid rain, acid rain....
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nicven
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:19:08 AM

Coal is plentiful but finding a way clean it up for use is a long shot. And cheap is not a good enough reason to keep killing.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:18:12 AM

There should be a war on coal until it transforms itself into a clean energy source. Coal has been deadly forever for the mineworkers....and create a massive and deadly health problem for others....
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:15:24 AM

People still forget, Obama has come out for coal. Clean coal. Now the coal industry has to transform itself if it ever wants to find a future role as an energy source.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:13:54 AM

Only if they ever CLEAN it up, will it or should it have a chance.

If not, coal will be like camel dung -- an energy source that may just be too dirty for most people to use...
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:12:49 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:58:29 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:56:26 AM

black magic?
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:54:38 AM

Nice article... for those believing the witchcraft is the best medicine.
Sure, it is cheap and abundant (for now), but labeling it world's future energy source? – I think not.

[Edited by: netjuzer at 6/28/2013 4:59:44 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:51:59 AM

Hopefully
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:44:00 AM

More progress is being made in alternative fuels and it will just get better.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:57:29 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:48:00 AM

The more the better.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:26:10 AM

the market place is replacing coal with cheaper and abundant fracted gas. this trend has been building increasingly for the last four years and will continue for the foreseeable future regardless of political factors
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:25:05 AM

Was it really necessary to post this article from October 12, 2012?

TIGERPAW46, I have to wonder if you (or author Rob Wile) actually looked through these "stunning photos", because I'm not sure they say what you think. Some "highlights":
• Photo 9: Schools that offer education for free have a hard time convincing parents to send their children to school, since they are seen as a source of income [because the children are used to scavenge coal].
• Photo 36: We pass out for an hour or so, then get up and walk out of the mine.
• Photo 37: Anyone new to the coal mines will become immediately sick from the fumes.
• Photo 43: Farmer Lu Youlong says: "All the fields around here are ruined."
• Photo 40: We can't farm them any more.
• Photo 44: You have to be crazy to stay here!
• Photo 45: Consequently, the combustion of coal can provoke important malformations to children.

Note that these aren't opinions of mine, just re-posting some of what's in the photos for those who might not have clicked that far.


[Edited by: BennoBlue at 6/28/2013 3:28:41 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:59:35 AM

Coal is way to go it's cheap and plentiful.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:48:44 AM

I will have to say it looks like the US coal industry operates in a much cleaner and safer than many other do.
That said we should be using it to fullest for our energy.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:10:24 AM

I like coal.
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