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Involved with high-tech for last 30 years. Interested in energy.

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Yet another coal plant closing earlier than expected. Why are we still burning coal in this country? 

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Richard Nielsen on Jul 20, 2021

We still burn coal, for two reasons, its abundant, and there is not replacement for the base that it provides, read how disastrously close the west is to not being able to provide energy to its customers.

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Joe Deely on Jul 20, 2021

Even if you don't consider the CO2 released -  Coal kills people and cause health issues in thousands/millions of others. 

 

There are plenty of replacements... the problem out West is lack of planning and foresight in  building those replacements before shutting down capacity. Also the West needs to create a regional grid to better manage capacity. 

 

By the way, coal will be mostly(80-90%) gone out West by 2030. I see that you are from WY - hope you guys realize that and are planning accordingly. 

 

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