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To: Wonder Warthog
Coal simply is not competitive vs. a vs. natural gas for the generation of electricity.

I believe that coal is still cheaper per raw BTU than Natural Gas. It is the regulations on coal that continue to add up greater cost in using it to produce electricity.

6 posted on 02/05/2013 8:43:30 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
"I believe that coal is still cheaper per raw BTU than Natural Gas. It is the regulations on coal that continue to add up greater cost in using it to produce electricity."

Yeah, but there is a whole lot more than "raw BTU" involved. Sure, regulations are part of it, but I suspect that natgas is also more efficient (combined cycle gas turbine/steam turbine), transport by pipeline rather than rail, and probably others.

8 posted on 02/05/2013 12:56:20 PM PST by Wonder Warthog
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