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War on coal or not, is “black gold” on the way out?

ideastream radio show, Mike Zimmer featured Jul 2, 2013

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War on coal or not, is “black gold” on the way out?

ideastream radio show, Mike Zimmer featured July 2, 2013

Painesville Coal Plant credit Brian Bull Ideastream

 

Excerpt:
“There are more than 100 coal-fired power plants in Ohio, and they generate 80 percent of the state’s electrical power. The plentiful supply of coal is a part of what’s kept electricity prices below the national average here for at least the last 15 years. On the flip side, Ohio’s heavy dependence on coal power has helped it earn 4th place in the rankings of carbon dioxide emitting states. So, in Ohio there’s a lot at stake in the new path Washington is taking to reduce those CO2 emissions. Coal producers see a gloomy future.”

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