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Coal: Cheap, Abundant and online cialis cheap Cheap

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Nice video
written by Monica, July 21, 2008
Passing this on www.pjr.com to everyone I know.
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lol at end
written by Reader, July 21, 2008
it is funny at the end it says cheap. abundant. cheap. but they say cheap. abundant. clean.
coal is anything but clean
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written by Clinch, July 21, 2008
With the lack of understanding of sarcasm that's so prevalent across america, this video could doom us all!
DOOOMED!! (and cheap)

But they've got a point, wind turbines ARE cray looking.
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written by Bre, July 21, 2008
wow.... i don't think most people will realize it's a joke

"coal. it comes out of the ground or something" haha
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right on
written by Laurel, July 21, 2008
ha. That's great. I hate coal commercials which propagate "clean coal".
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written by Robguy, July 21, 2008
I want some!
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Joke?
written by The Food Monster, July 22, 2008
http://thefoodmonsterblog.blogspot.com
Joke? I don't think it was a joke, like the canada pharmacy video said, it is cheap and lives in our mountains, and powers our homes and offices. We should start mining more.
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Ripe...
written by Philip, July 22, 2008
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Ridiculous
written by Gustavion, July 22, 2008
Wow, this is pretty crazy!

I think it is important for individuals to take more responsibility of our earth. I found a neat website that stops postal junk mail helps the environment at the same time. Check it out: www.simplestop.net
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Coal is sunshine in a rock
written by Emil, July 22, 2008
Ecoism is taking on religious undertones, and I find it disconcerting that people are making fun of coal. Coal is the work of God who put the material on the planet for his children to use. It was God who arranged for the sunshine to fall on his creation to make this wonder material. God will tell us when to use something else.

Anthracite based nano-powder makes an excellent automobile fuel which can compete with gasoline in terms of range and power. Why isn't there more knowledge of this? It is because governments of the world are actively suppressing anthracite nano-powder technology in order to prop up the petroleum industry.




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Coal is sunshine in a rock
written by Lemming, July 22, 2008
Anthracite - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite
Quote:- "Anthracite.... literally "a type of coal
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written by Ken Roberts, July 22, 2008
I thought the video was too over the top. It's the kind of condescending crap that Americans hate from environmentalists.
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I can't decide.....
written by Andrew Pritchard, July 22, 2008
... whether it's a hoax, a joke, or someone is actually being serious. It portrays Americans as ignorant, money grabbing, morons. I hope whoever did make it doesn't get sued by the Department of Energy.
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written by Laura, July 22, 2008
Yeah, it's a joke.
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This is great
written by Chaz, July 22, 2008
I added it to my blog: www.swye.net

I love darkly sarcastic views on coal and dirty energies.
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too subtle
written by Tim, July 22, 2008
The sarcasm is just too subtle for most people to get...
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Fantastic Technology
written by Kroeze, July 22, 2008
Actually the technology is amazing transferring coal into jet fuel and diesel.

The plant in Ohio is designed to produce fuel that costs just $60 to $70 a barrel with 46 percent fewer emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases than conventional diesel fuels.

It does not appear to be a myth, but something we need to look further into.
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We don't need more cowbell...
written by Running2Ks, July 22, 2008
We need more satire in the world. Of course, the people who need to "get it" won't, but the choir you preach to does. So, ahem, Amen to that! Great work :)

--R2Ks
http://nerdfighters.ning.com/profile/Running2KsandParrothead
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Coal Prices
written by rc, July 22, 2008
Coal Prices
Country 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

United States 28.6 27.8 27.5 28.2 28.7 29.1 30.9 35.3 38.6
India 15.94 16.22 16.49 17.11 16.61 17.67 20.62 21.40 NA
Germany 46.6 41.9 42.4 51.9 45.7 50.0 70.0 79.7 NA
United Kingdom 50.0 47.0 44.4 46.5 44.5 45.9 59.7 65.6 NA

So coal is cheap in the US.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is building a zero-emissions coal-fueled power plant to be operational in 2012, so yes coal can be clean.
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written by rc, July 22, 2008
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rc's info is out of date
written by wÒÓ†, July 22, 2008
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is building a zero-emissions coal-fueled power plant to be operational in 2012, so yes coal can be clean.


Dude, the DOE scrapped FutureGen's "clean coal" plans were in January 2008. That project's going nowhere fast.

Tell you what, you can have a "clean coal" plant when you relocate your home to a spot downhill from a slurry pond.


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written by RayOfHope, July 22, 2008
Cheap? - relatively so... IF you don't count the environmental costs of mining and burning it.

Abundant? - Yes if you don't mind destroying large areas of land with strip mining ans polluting the ground water.

Clean? - NOT. Even if we develop a clean way to burn it, we're still faced with the unacceptable consequences of mining it.
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written by rc, July 22, 2008
Wat are the "unacceptable consequences of mining" exactly?
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Coal is the work of gods
written by Labatt Fartoui, July 22, 2008
Oh the gods, creator of coal and lovers of women. We shall not use coal for fuel but wait until it all turns to diamond and we will be as rich as private equity bandits.
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Strip Mining
written by RayOfHope, July 22, 2008
If you're unaware of what strip mining or mountain top removal does to the land, I suggest you google the term and look and learn. There are many eloquent descriptions and photos of what the practice does. I believe that you, like me, will find then unacceptable.
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too subtle?
written by james, July 23, 2008
This video is not too subtle, is is too juvenile. It exemplifies the term Sophomoric.
You know, there's been too much of that on Ecogeek lately. Or am I only just noticing it?

And why, why, why! can't your writers be bothered with editing?!? You make yourselves look ignorant, uneducated, and you discredit your articles. All this, despite bring valuable and interesting content (at least some of the time) to the web.

I'm done ranting now...
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Coal is just a hyrocarbon..
written by CB, July 23, 2008
Coal is just another hydrocarbon, you know one of the easiest ways to store chemical energy. When you need energy on demand you have to have it stored somewhere. The problem in the US is balance. We use more energy than we store, and this can't last forever. Once coal is priced as a scarce good a lot of coal power plants are going to go out of business.
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The Gov't PAID for that?
written by Laedelas, July 24, 2008
This makes me hate paying taxes even more. Pardon me while I rant to myself.
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Lol...
written by Johnny, August 04, 2008
Haha, I can't believe some people seriously wondered if this video was real or not.

It was pretty funny though.
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A balance is needed
written by Energy Crisis, October 28, 2008
Renewables, nuclear, biofules, or coal alone is not the answer to an energy crisia, but a balance alone is needed. With the world's ever-growing energy needs, not one of these solutions would be adequate.

On to the asethetic argument. Yes mountain top removal of coal is not very pretty, but would a mountain top full of windmills be any more attractive? After mining, coal companies are required, by SMCRA, to restore the land to equal to or better than what it was before mining. Also, are large fields of mirrors, PV cells, or other solar technologies beautiful to look at either? Therefore, on the aesthetic argument, it is purely about each individual's perspective.

Fact: Coal plants also produce a large amount of energy per unit but at a cost to the environment. Clean coal technologies are being developed and implemented (no, it will not happen overnight just like everything else). Money is needed for research and future development.

Fact: Solar and wind parts require mining for the materials, produce a lot of emissions in the manufacturing of these parts, generally create small amounts of energy per generating unit, but do not emit emissions after being built. Money is needed for further research and future development.

Fact: Nuclear energy means an extreme amount of energy at the cost of nuclear waste. Money is needed for research and future development

Biofuels: Money is needed for research and future development.

and Fact: People waste an exuberant amount of energy, whether it is heat loss from homes, useless trips to the supermarket, leaving computers, lights, tvs, etc. on when not in use, and so on. Money is needed to educate people on the effects of energy conservation.

So what it all comes down to is, where should the research funds be allocated in order to achieve the best combination of all resources to create the most economical and environmental long-term solution to the energy problem, and what are we doing as individuals to cut our own energy usage so less energy is required to be generated per person?

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