Mar 13, 2014
Coal can be as clean as natural gas if they want to do that. I don't have a problem with coal if used right. Mining it isn't a great thing though, not even underground. Much can be done with coal, and it's better than all the fracking we're doing. Coal can be converted into methane, gasoline, natural gas, oil, diesel, and much more as you also noted can be done with coal. Our need for electricity is going to be around, so will the need for oil and gas, etc. People aren't going to own EVs, hybrids, plug-ins, etc., as the price is too high for most of us to even think about buying one, or any new vehicle for that matter. We might have a few thousand miles between us and China, but it's still adding plenty to the pollution of the world while we're adding less today. I'd like to see more done with alternatives, but just like they've had 40 years to get it right already, they won't even over the next decade.