Dangerous Coal Use Surges Despite Despite Global Warming

Dec 18, 2012 Full story: Inhabitat 8

On the heels of the recent COP 18 climate conference in Qatar, the International Energy Agency has reported that global coal use is on the rise.

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Northie

Spokane, WA

#1 Dec 18, 2012
Unless, of course, Americans and Aussies just stop selling the crap worldwide.
PHD

Overton, TX

#2 Dec 18, 2012
Oh ya another one for wind mills.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#3 Dec 19, 2012
Windmills? In part, but coal companies are trying to move coal out of the US because it has been replaced primarily by gas.
PHD

Overton, TX

#4 Dec 19, 2012
The gas prices dictate the coal prices. More gas in the USA less money for coal. Did you forget the high Natural gas prices of the early 2000's? It's all about the love of money.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#5 Dec 19, 2012
Northie wrote:
Unless, of course, Americans and Aussies just stop selling the crap worldwide.
Shssshhh. You might be upsetting the goddess of coal.

[Probably.]
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#6 Dec 19, 2012
phdudd wrote:
The gas prices dictate the coal prices. More gas in the USA less money for coal.
Doesn't matter about the Wyoming coal that might be shipped to China. Peabody Coal was the only bidder for those rights, so they got the coal really really cheap.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#7 Dec 19, 2012
litesong wrote:
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Doesn't matter about the Wyoming coal that might be shipped to China. Peabody Coal was the only bidder for those rights, so they got the coal really really cheap.
They did indeed get Wyoming coal cheap in single-bidder "auctions", paying about $10-12 per ton for coal that they'll sell in China for ten times that.
PHD

Overton, TX

#8 Dec 20, 2012
litesout wrote:
<quoted text>
Doesn't matter about the Wyoming coal that might be shipped to China. Peabody Coal was the only bidder for those rights, so they got the coal really really cheap.
It all matters it's about the love of money.

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