And almost 100% of the pollution and workplace hazards.<quoted text>Coal is used to generate more than 40% of America's energy needs, more than any other energy source..
And it used to be that almost all lighting was by whale oil. I don't regret changing to kerosene and I doubt if I will regret the end or a diminished role for coal. Wind and solar are adding capacity far faster than any OTHER option because they are needed and competitive.<quoted text>Almost twice as much energy is produced by coal than by natural gas and 10 times more than solar and wind power.
http://tinyurl.com/p9upo7sThe Obama administration is working to raise the price of coal energy, harming consumers, producers and the entire economy.
Coal is its OWN worst enemy. Obama, and the industry is just reacting to the damage it does and looking for better options.
Even exports of coal are causing big problems out West with competition for scarce water and pollution of ground water supplies.