Jun 13, 2013
I hear what you're saying but I think the whole shutting down coal plants thing is overblown. Why can't they be replaced with combined cycle-natural gas plants that are far more efficient and throttle-able, so they can handle peak loads far better than coal's baseline load? The cost of coal on our planet makes it too expensive to burn. We need to do a smarter job of providing electricity. Coal AND nuclear just aren't smart. I don't care if nuclear is considered zero emissions, it's just not a sane option, considering what can go wrong.