Friday, October 27, 2017

Coal going backward

I agree about going back to coal. Why? That is like going back to healthcare from the
western days when people live longer now from better healthcare vs the past!
Burning coal... What to do about the arsenic, lead, mercury etc...
No! Lets just burn natural gas use renewables with less liability!

~~~~~“The irony of putting costs on consumers for resources that are no longer competitive is really striking,” said Brendan Pierpoint, energy finance consultant at Climate Policy Initiative. “It would serve to keep a lot of uneconomic plants in the market that currently can’t compete with the changing dynamics of cheap gas and the falling cost of renewables.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/27/subsidize-coal-nuclear-plants-taxpayer-cost-rick-perry

Moreover natural gas has no Arsenic and all the other ingredients.

~~~~~"Coal ash contains arsenic, lead, mercury, and selenium, as well as aluminum, barium, boron, and chlorine. All can be toxic. Particularly where there is prolonged exposure, these toxins can cause cancer, heart damage, lung disease, respiratory distress, kidney disease, reproductive problems, gastrointestinal illness, birth defects, impaired bone growth in children, and behavioral problems. In short, coal ash toxics have the potential to injure all of the major organ systems in adults (including pregnant women) and children."
http://content.sierraclub.org/coal/disposal-ash-waste