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Coal Matters – Even in Manhattan

FixedWing Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 3:20 PM
This socialist war on energy has far reaching repercussions. Not only will we lose hundreds of thousands of coal and generating plant related jobs immediately, but utlility costs to consumers and industry will skyrocket. What few manufacturing jobs that are left, after being ravaged by NAFTA, will be lost because of higher energy costs. We are well on our way to becoming Greece II. If you want a preview of things to come in the good ole USA, watch what happens to Greece and the Euro Zone in the months to come.

Coal today may seem of little relevance to many residents of New York City or other American urban centers. It long ago ceased to fuel the furnaces of their homes and apartment buildings in winter.

But long after it disappeared from the uses most visible to city dwellers, coal is still the critical fuel behind the everyday functions of their lives. Across the U.S., for more than a century, coal has remained quietly at work – providing in recent years nearly half the electricity that lights urban buildings and streets, keeps air conditioners humming on hot days and energizes computers and...