POOF! There Goes Coal

“the Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, Eric Wiebes, announced last week that his country was moving to ban coal in all electricity generation from 2030 onwards. More specifically, all coal-fired power plants will be closed by 2030 at the latest, and the two oldest plants — the Hemweg and Amer coal-fired power plants — must shutter their doors by the end of 2024.”
 
See The Netherlands Announces Ban On Coal, Plans Close Of 2 Power Plants By 2024
While Trump promises to “bring back” coal, other parts of the world are planning to bury it or at least keep it buried…

For a number of reasons, coal is the worst fossil fuel: 9x% CO2 yield, particulates, carcinogens like radioactive stuff in amongst those particulates, and it is dirty stuff. Now, it’s costing more than renewable energy. Now, people want to keep the planet green for subsequent generations and breathe clean air in the process. So, good-bye coal.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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