The Collapse of Coal

The Collapse of Coal

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: The Collapse of Coal

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.
One thing I respect about ilegals is that they risk everything even their lives, leave their families behind, to come to the US to work traveling hundreds or thousands of miles in the process.....and here you have these people who just cry and fell sorry for themselves and refuse to move to another city to look for jobs and instead wait for the jobs to come to them.....pitiful
Infrastructure building could employ thousands of these people but tax cuts have been the priority for congress and there is no money for investment. Public/private partnerships may take up some slack but if there is nobody with money to help repay the investment made then it won't be spent.
We need coal jobs!
Reminds me of here Harlan County Ky.
448 the first truck in the video... used to drive that truck.
The same has happened in the UK, the end of coal mining communities destroyed and our government do not care
How do you plan on making iron and steel without coal? Park your Prius! Yes it was made thanks to coal!
I really love how Google can't answer a simple question so I gotta look through hours bullshit just to find the simple answer to the simple question.

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.