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Green Policies Return the World to Coal

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Posted By: Judy W., 10/10/2021 6:23:35 AM

There’s scarcely a place in the modern world which will not be feeling the high cost and discomfort of a shortage of energy supplies and their increasingly soaring prices. Lebanon already is. Due to a shortage of oil, the two power plants that supply 40% of that country’s electricity shut down. (Snip) Ironically, this means coal -- the dirtiest possible fuel -- is back in huge demand, Despite an import ban on Australian coal, China relented and has begun unloading Australian coal because of an extreme power crunch. Coal is now in demand in Europe as gas prices soar and the EU’s energy policies are in large responsible:


Clarice is always good, but this is one of her best columns. Not only a good discussion of the energy problems the greens have brought us, but a rundown of China's situation and how threatening it is to the whole world.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sanspeur 10/10/2021 8:19:58 AM (No. 940678)
quibble , coal is not really “the dirtiest source” .There are many different grades /kinds of coal ( i forget which country klintoon sold a very clean supply to ) There are many ways to “clean the burn “ and the supply is sometimes very close to “the fire “ so that transportation $$$ is less . Mixed sources kinds of energy is more reliable that the greens luddite one size fits all
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GO3 10/10/2021 8:30:12 AM (No. 940685)
We are the Saudi Arabia of coal. If we had any common sense leadership at the top, we would be taking advantage of this big time. But I guess that's wishful thinking.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: dst4life 10/10/2021 8:30:21 AM (No. 940686)
Why does anyone worry about dirty energy? There are at least eleven volcanoes around the world actively belching sulfur and undoing all efforts to "clean the air." God will not be mocked.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: marbles 10/10/2021 8:41:37 AM (No. 940697)
#2 We are the Saudi Arabia of oil but if the government prevents us from using it what does it matter
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 10/10/2021 8:49:43 AM (No. 940704)
So she is telling us that on some days, the wind blows at a lower speed than others? Who could possibly have predicted that?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/10/2021 9:15:11 AM (No. 940745)
Hey Morons, Coal was GREEN at one time...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog 10/10/2021 9:21:57 AM (No. 940758)
There are most likely massive coal deposits not yet discovered. We simply have so much right now there is no need to search for more. That must drive the 'Greens' crazy.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Venturer 10/10/2021 9:24:34 AM (No. 940760)
The whole world should be condemning Joe Biden. He brought this on.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: red1066 10/10/2021 9:26:51 AM (No. 940763)
I believe the last article I read about the U.S. coal supply was that we had something in the neighborhood of 600 years worth of coal, with even more we haven't bothered to mine.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Buzzman 10/10/2021 9:29:36 AM (No. 940765)
Put any government in charge of the Sahara Desert and in 5 years there will be a shortage of sand.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: dst4life 10/10/2021 9:31:19 AM (No. 940769)
Something tells me that at the turn of the 19th to 20th century the government didn't order the killing of horses so that people would instead buy cars. Free market forces dictated the matter. There is no real demand for "green energy." The meddlesome, delusional Xiden regime has no idea how the real world works. So they must FORCE people to accept their psychosis.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: czechlist 10/10/2021 9:33:39 AM (No. 940770)
I have a road trip planned in the coming week and have been watching weather forecasts change for several days. Unless it is winter in Antarctica, computer models can't be relied upon for accuracy for a week, but we are supposed to believe they can predict the climate 100 years in the future. Current models predicted 1 to 2 degrees Celsius higher temps than have been recorded but we are supposed to believe they will be correct in the future? Past temps have been "adjusted" to fit the models.Computer gaming GI/GO.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jennie C. 10/10/2021 10:10:02 AM (No. 940799)
Coal's a lot cleaner than it used to be.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: curious1 10/10/2021 11:09:11 AM (No. 940860)
Stack scrubber tech that we have had for decades is very good. Not to the ignorant who insist on 100%, but very, very good. Lets use coal plants, and add more modern design nuke plants. And lets get the LFTR development going too. China is already starting up a LFTR - using tech we developed at Oakridge back in the 60s, and using modern materials.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 10/10/2021 12:04:34 PM (No. 940925)
50+ years ago PenElec (pennsylvania electric) was selling power super cheap and pushing homeowners to either install or convert from oil and coal heat to electric baseboards with really cheap teaser electric rates to clean up the air. Then electric rates jumped, teaser rates got "fuel adjustment" added and bills got so high everyone started using wood heaters and fireplaces. That meant that in winter, the whole valley was covered in wood smoke. The oil furnaces burned very clean with no smoke to speak of...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 10/10/2021 2:35:49 PM (No. 941109)
The sun stops shining, the wind stops blowing. Voodoo energy can never need the needs of the baseload.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Proud Texan 10/10/2021 4:09:22 PM (No. 941180)
Coal is the answer to global warming. We were in mortal danger of glaciers overwhelming the U.S in the 1960's and early 1970's because of the smoke coming from coal powered generation plants. Scrubbers were put on smokestacks and other actions taken to reduce that pollution. The air became noticeably cleaner. Now the earth is heating up and ready to boil us alive any day now. Just remove the scrubbers, put more smoke in the atmosphere, and everything will be a-okay. Environmentalist and political mentalists are always finding imaginary crisis and the answer, for them, is always more taxes, higher cost of living, lower living standards for us little people, and more power for the "elite" that worship themselves.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 10/10/2021 5:09:53 PM (No. 941217)
Coal, burned in a well designed, properly emission-controlled power plant is NOT dirty, unless you buy the lie that CO2 is pollution. Fact: CO2 is not pollution, it is the critical,/i. gas that all green plants MUST have to survive. More CO2 means more green plant on trees, corn, wheat, beans, and everything we eat and the animals that we eat need to eat. CO2 is good, not a pollutant. And the hypothesis that slight increases in the trace amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere will cause large changes in the global climate are not only UNPROVEN, they have been disproven, repeatedly.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/10/2021 5:21:34 PM (No. 941225)
Not only is coal NOT ''dirty'' it is quite versatile. Obama was NOT the sharpest knife in the energy drawer when he had one of his minority congress minions say the Dems intended to ''do away'' with the coal industry. Has China Joe never heard of gas made from coal? Democrats equate energy efficiency with ''climate change'' because they are not self-sharpening people. I am convinced that whatever the Greens are up to, it has only to do with control like they have done with an imported virus.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 10/11/2021 1:33:14 AM (No. 941541)
Coal is more sensible than wind.
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