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Mon Jun 2, 2014, 05:03 PM

Carbon Limits, especially in Coal States: Why is everyone freaking out? [View all]

About a year or so ago, I had looked into the whole green energy thing.

There is a marked trend downward in the amount of coal and oil that is being used to power this country. Solar and wind power are becoming more prevalent in the U.S. while the new LNG and oil paradigm is shifting to offshore deliveries.

Keeping this in mind... the 30% reduction expressed by President Obama seems to follow the projected downward trends that were covered last year at HP and other sites.


This should serve as an alert to coal states that there will be a gradual decrease of domestic coal use, shifting this demand to second and third world countries. After all, sending coal offshore reduces the domestic use, even though foreign use might increase because of it.

If this is the case, coal states should start to plan for other innovations and education/training of coal staff to other career avenues.


Politicians in coal states should advise the public that this appears (AFAIK) to be the natural progression of energy in the U.S..

Americans should not be scared to abandon coal, NG, and oil as over this time, more and more vehicles will become electric.

Only those who lack foresight will thing that this is a catastrophic end to their state's revenues. Instead of fighting the natural progression of technology and energy use, they should embrace it and move their state to the forefront of technology.

Oh, that's right. Much of this relies of scientific education and engineering, which is shunned by many of those same states.

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