Climate change has been touted for a long time as the reason that we need to get off of coal and onto other energy sources that would be cleaner and would offer no greenhouse gasses to the environment.
However, one thing has been missing from the recent efforts to enforce rules and regulations on power companies that want to burn coal. That would be that the coal is still being used . ( read more here )
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