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Clinging to coal: West Virginia's fight over green jobs

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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I call bs.
Why can't people stop taking sides with uneducated politicians and see green energy does not reduce co2, nor is co2 a bad thing. What is co2? Plant food silly. Want to reduce co2 plant more trees, its literally that simple, china has already proved this. So stop cutting down trees for solar and wind for christ sake. There is no getting around pollution, the creation of wind and solar simply put all the carbon footprint out at once, upfront, instead of coal doing a way lower amount over time. Actually if everyone went green at once the world probably will end in 10 years because the pollution we would have created over 100 years will instead be made in 10 lol. Solar and wind is not about the environment period. It's about ending Monopolies, increasing freedom. That's the truth, energy freedom. So stop lying and bearing false witness and hating people for not being a part of your lies.
I’m a coal miner’s daughter. My daddy worked hard and has nothing to show for it. I’m proud of my coal heritage, but coal is dead. It’s time for WV to move on.
What a bunch of hicks
Texas is not a mid west state he isn't very educated.
West Virginia is getting what it deserves for voting for Trump. The death of the coal industry is their punishment.
if you wont be adaptive then just dig your grave.
The sun gets blocked by clouds and rarely shines in the mountains.
Winds only occur occasionally in the hills of WV.
Coal generates 100 times more power per dollar and will last for HUNDREDS of years.
Brainwashed tree huggers are CLUELESS about how useless solar and wind power are in the eastern states.
California brainwashing of the weak minded as always.
Here's an experiment, take for instance the electric mains that run into your house via a powerline from pole to your meter then panel which is being fed by a coal/NG fired power plant. Turn EVERYTHING on electrically in your house all at once, Stove, Dryer, Toaster, Washer, Dish Washer, Heater, Lights, anything and everything you can think of! Everything! All runs and works right? Good. Now transfer the electric to the solar panels installed and bolted on top of your roof that back feed into your mains and do the same thing. Everything work? I Didn't think so. Solar is an absorption.
It's all about the AMPS. Sure you can add real estate for more panels, better devices, LED's, flat screens, etc for efficiency but when's enough enough?
I wonder what would happen if a UBI was introduced in WV.
Solar is uselessin West Virginia because of very limited sun exposure due to weather abd the angle of the sun.
And wind power only works if mounted on mountain peaks.
Weet Virginia has hundreds of years of coal that produces 10 times as much energy per dollar and with modern scrubbers and
CO2 recovery being used in power plants is by far the best choice
for power generation.
You can see all of these coal mining operations from satellite images on Google maps it's really sad to see the large scale destruction of West Virginia's beautiful environment.
IT'S SO UGLY. I hate seeing those windmills, it's disorienting and it kills birds. nuclear is the only real option but environmental retards that believe in the climate change government hoax demand these unsightly wind mills. low IQ individuals think modern nuclear is dangerous.
It is complete idiots like Trump, that makes coal mining dangerous and very unhealthy!
In Denmark, right now, a wind park with 49 mills is being put into service. That park alone will supply 425.000 households with all the electricity they need. (THere are 1,1 million household in the country, so, theoretically, with 150 mills, that is all we need. Let us say 300 - and use the electricity for heating the houses as well.) There is no logical excuse for burning fossil fuels anymore.

Oh - did I mention: The mills are now CHEAPER than nuclear.
I try to be hopeful with these folks but omg vote people.. get these jerks off your land. Stop the madness already.
Underground miner if the air is so good down there why are we seeing such a huge spike in Black Lung? I watched a 41 year old guy from black Lung 4 years ago. You know the number of inspectors is very small and if you complain they fire you
Im from West Virginia with my Papa being a coal miner and I want us to change to a cleaner energy source
Come on West Virginia, time to make a major change in your economy and lifestyle. Coal is filthy and obsolete. Renewable sources like solar and wind are the future and many new jobs will be created. It is time for West Virginia to break free from the past or it will remain a poverty strickened, rural state.
For all you that thinks coal are the best: This here was London in 1952

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.