Coalition protests Duke Energy coal-fired plant

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

A coalition of environmental groups is marching to Duke Energy's headquarters in Charlotte to protest the continued construction of a new $2.4 billion power generator in western North Carolina.
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#21
May 15, 2010
 
There Is No Such Thing as 'Clean Coal'

"The American Lung Association estimates that pollution from coal-fired power plants triggers 550,000 asthma attacks and 38,000 heart attacks annually, helping to cause an estimated 24,000 Americans to die prematurely each year. Coal combustion is also the country's largest source of mercury poisoning and releases more than five dozen different types of hazardous air pollutants.
And don't tell the residents of Appalachia that coal is clean. Mountaintop removal coal mining has flattened 450 mountains and buried more than 700 miles of rivers and streams in one of the country's most beautiful regions.
Rather than perpetuate our country's dependence on dirty energy, we can rejuvenate our economy with a transition to truly clean and renewable energy resources. Each year, the price of coal soars, while the costs of solar and wind decline. A report prepared for the California Public Utilities Commission earlier this year estimated that clean coal plants would cost $.1732 per kilowatt hour, compared to $.1265 for utility-scale solar power and just $.0891 for wind. Moreover, an analysis of more than a dozen independent reports studying the impacts of clean energy on employment found that wind power produces up to three times as many jobs as coal per unit of power produced. Rooftop solar produces seven to 10 times as many jobs.
"Clean coal" is both an oxymoron and an excuse policymakers use to avoid developing a responsible energy policy. Every dollar spent on a clean coal infrastructure is a dollar better invested in energy efficiency and renewable energy."
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May 15, 2010
 
DScott wrote:
There Is No Such Thing as 'Clean Coal'
"The American Lung Association estimates that pollution from coal-fired power plants triggers 550,000 asthma attacks and 38,000 heart attacks annually, helping to cause an estimated 24,000 Americans to die prematurely each year. Coal combustion is also the country's largest source of mercury poisoning and releases more than five dozen different types of hazardous air pollutants.
And don't tell the residents of Appalachia that coal is clean. Mountaintop removal coal mining has flattened 450 mountains and buried more than 700 miles of rivers and streams in one of the country's most beautiful regions.
Rather than perpetuate our country's dependence on dirty energy, we can rejuvenate our economy with a transition to truly clean and renewable energy resources. Each year, the price of coal soars, while the costs of solar and wind decline. A report prepared for the California Public Utilities Commission earlier this year estimated that clean coal plants would cost $.1732 per kilowatt hour, compared to $.1265 for utility-scale solar power and just $.0891 for wind. Moreover, an analysis of more than a dozen independent reports studying the impacts of clean energy on employment found that wind power produces up to three times as many jobs as coal per unit of power produced. Rooftop solar produces seven to 10 times as many jobs.
"Clean coal" is both an oxymoron and an excuse policymakers use to avoid developing a responsible energy policy. Every dollar spent on a clean coal infrastructure is a dollar better invested in energy efficiency and renewable energy."
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i fueled my home with it for 20 years, and YES, there is clean coal. aome of the lower grade coals produce more ash in volume than what they consist of as coal, meaning 1 pound of the lower grade coal will produce 5 pounds of ash. the high grade coals burn with hard any ash or emissions.

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May 15, 2010
 
ya'll are devote democrats, who give a rats azz about anything or anyone but yourselves. WGAF about the Ozone! Burn all the coal you want, then maybe your dreams about global warming will come true in about 150 years!

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coal burner wrote:
ya'll are devote democrats, who give a rats azz about anything or anyone but yourselves. WGAF about the Ozone! Burn all the coal you want, then maybe your dreams about global warming will come true in about 150 years!
With due respect for whatever political persuasion you may belong to, YOU BREATH THE SAME POLLUTED AIR BUDDY! Which is to say, it seems the environmentalists, who, by the way,may not come from the same political party, care more about you than you do yourself.

This is what has always puzzled me about right wingers who are opposed to clean energy initiatives. I don't get it. Could it be you lives such a miserable life you don;t care if you get sick and die before your time?
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#26
May 15, 2010
 
Wonder how much energy could be saved if these self loathing Democrats would just cancel their power service. Be nice if they would stop being hypocrites. Kind of like Obama saying cracks bad while hes taking a hit off his pipe.
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May 19, 2010
 
Guv Bob wrote:
Hey, click on this URL and you get the same thing. Yore Pal, Guv Bob
So Bob Wilston, you're pretending to live in Long Beach when everyone knows you live in Compton?
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#28
May 19, 2010
 
Our tazerrs are high voltige but it has bin sed of us that that wee are a few volts short of a batery.
And wheras you may have a conshins we don't mess with such a thang in our bidness. And wee reserv the raht to colect our fare shair of the procceds of a burgularly as boody for our men.

What's yor name, son?

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