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If it's small enough it can be replaced with a solar plant.
Stone & Webster Engineering firm designed those scrubbers and cleaned things up a lot. It was phenomenal technology back in the 90's to make coal much cleaner. Way cleaner than prior to the 90's. We have technology NOW, that could enable every single household in America 100% energy efficient and self generating off grid. Will they do it, he'll no!
Nothing is cheaper than coal it's 4 cents a kilowatt hour compared to 26 cents an hour for wind and 20 cents for solar. Obama threw so many regulations on coal that killed coal. Global foot print on environment world wide is .02 percent. China and so many other smart country's use these exclusively without next to no environmental regulations.
It hasn't closed yet, it needs to close asap..it's sure not a crises for us Navajo people, we don't benefit from it, all the power is strung out to California Nevada and phoenix
This plant just needs scrubbers installed on the emissions and continue its established infrastructure. Keep coal moving!
Solar energy can replace this, as well as wind mills.
The coal ash plants are polluting our water. There is no clean coal. 5 people on my cal de sac have been diagnosed with cancer because of these coal ash lagoons seaping into ground water.
The Navajo live in a big place but I know they would listen to other Navajo talk about uranium. I wish the AZ governor, a utilities governor, would bite the hands that feed him and take a personal interest in how the generators there needn't be wasted. Can't he make some buzz on his own? This seems a rediculous situation.
Those who wait for coal jobs to return, will (mostly) wait in wain, in America as well as Europe. the price per electric energy (in kWh) will fall faster for wind and solar and such technologies than coal will. Eventually coal becomes too expensive an increasing amount of places for an increasing amount of hours each year.
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The comments here are pretty racist and stupid, but that's par for the course on YouTube. I fought these mines for a decade and I will be glad to see them die out. Problem is not that they're closing, but that they're closing abruptly with no transition plans for the system and the ecology and, most of all, the People. This is incredibly irresponsible on the part of Peabody, the Administration, and the State of Arizona. But what's new, right?
Seems like you'd prefer to pollute than be clean. Those who favour carbon fuels will always rubbish clean alternatives.
People are so gullible. Do you seriously believe there is enough NG to replace Coal? What planet do you live on? The Shale Gas bubble will burst within 20 yrs max. just as the conventional gas bubble burst in the early 70's, forcing school closures, seniors freezing to death in their homes, mass industrial curtailment, job losses, industry exit to overseas. And then there was a massive expansion of nuclear & coal power. The current Frackerama will not last, read the industry insiders Bill Powers, David Hughes and Art Berman: "Cold, Hungry and In The Dark". There is only one alternative to Coal and that is Nuclear Power, people actually believe their pixie power gentle breezes and warm sunshine can power an industrial nation. The U.S. with almost unbelievable subsidies pushed solar to 1.4% of US electricity last year, less than 0.2% of the U.S. primary energy supply. Yup that will work. Were saved.
The ONLY reason for this massively subsidized Wind & Solar Bait-And-Switch Scam is foisted upon us on such a large scale is because Big Oil wants it done, Big Oil owns our politicians, owns our institutions, media and anti-nuclear lobby firms like Greenpeace ($400M/yr). They know very well Wind & Solar = burn more Gas & Oil.
Dopey Donald has a plan for Indians
Native Americans want to keep the land and not pollute it and they throw a huge fit over a pipeline. But are not crying because a huge mine and plant are closing
Coal is not clean, trump only said that because of Obama. Nothing to do with with new jobs etc. Coal is on the way out new greener technology is the way to go. Maybe the Navajo and others could use the land old mines to built solar energy and sell that to your national grid.
The freebies are coming to a end pocahontas. The Democrats have sucked the Whitemans well dry and now there is nothing to give.
You can thank the Democrats for the closing of the plant pocahontas.