The Collapse of Coal





The Collapse of Coal



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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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'Jesus saves', but apparently not the coal mine.
In Silesia (Poland) where I live we had ca. 400 000 miners in 1989, now we have 80 000. That's the scale of the problem.
the average american worker makes 45K a year? Where in the hell did they get that number? Sooo not true. More like 20.
At least one in ten of those guys are smart enough to start their own business. But if the entire community is flat broke which I doubt you can't sell your service or product. We need a real national health care system. Companies don't want to pay for your health care and retirement but they don't want to pay you enough to survive let alone raise a family. Corporate welfare is medicaid and food stamps. now they have huge tax cuts. Who did that help? Not these guys.
I live near green county Pa and all the remaining mining is being done by consol energy and they also have a full fracking operation so they are set no matter what
Coal🤣😂
WE NEED COAL TO CARRY US PAST THE NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE!
Even GERMANY uses coal a lot they hare not closing down , Holland, China, Russia, India, Korea, I could go on but here in the USA LIB.SOCIISTS EVERYTHING MUST BE CLOSED ,SHIPPING JOBS OVERSEES, SHEM ON THEM WE IN AMERICA CAN MAKE CLEAN COAL AND FORGET THE STUPIDITY OFF THE DEM.LIB DESTROYING THE COUNTRY'S & JOBS
They moved my job to Mexico! So cry me a river! We all moved into the service sector so move there yourself !! Damn !
Nuclear power $8000 a kilowat to build a plant AND you have to buy the uranium to power it.Coal power plant: $2000 a kilowat AND you have to buy the dirty nonrenewable coal to run it.Photovoltaics:NOT $100,000 a kilowat like it was in 1978NOW $370 a kilowat and getting cheaper and your fuel is FREE clean sunshine FOREVER!Offgrid is the real peoples power
Demoncrats tried to murder coal and the families than depend on those jobs!
The coal mining companies NEED to be made RESPONSIBLE to bring in other means for people to have a job. They have been using people for many years, and then they close seemingly without a thought for their workers. Factories would employ a lot of people. Why don't the Senate/Congress people help the miners?
I'm gonna laugh my fucking ass the day Natural gas skyrockets in the markets when your gas bills rise over 150%. Then you won't be laughing then mother fuckers.
You're not entitled to keep your job forever generation after generation. Western civilization runs on progress, which means nothing lasts forever. Technology created the information age, which you know as the internet. This created new jobs. Old jobs, such as mining coal, can be deleted because of new forms of energy, such as natural gas. Then, there's low emission energy forms, such as solar and wind. Those forms create new jobs. Nobody complains when new jobs are created, but everyone complains when old inefficient dinosaur jobs are lost.
Here's what I've gleaned from the energy conversation. Liberal cars, planes, and SUV"s emit scented flowers, evil republicans cars, planes and SUV's emit cancer cells that kill women and minorities....does that sound about right?
I worked at black thunder mine. Ive now moved to Texas. Seems like most of these comments are from people who don't have a clue about these coal mines mean to their towns and the people who count on them to make a living. Saying oh well retrain and move on. Its easier said than done....
how are horses growing
in the hunter valley horses die!!!
Unless these ex-coal miners get training and new jobs, they're like a frog in boiling water. With one exception; they've been warned.
Why the hell are we not educating these people for free or reduced tuition on clean energy and environment friendly tech? Hell even NY is now offering free college for everyone as long as you commit to staying in the state for 5 years and make less than 100K! Is it really that hard to start solar panel farms that provide power for millions, wind farms, or factories that produce parts for enviromentally friendly cars and trucks?
I must say that this has reminded me a collapse of the coal mining in the Walbrzych region in Poland. Unfortunately manufacturing jobs were gone at the same time. Eventually the government has to create Special Economic Zone and lower the taxes in the area to attract new businesses. Although many automotive parts producers such as Toyota invested there some people still suffer and cannot recover after this event. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/business/energy-environment/the-mines-have-shut-down-the-miners-havent.html


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

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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.