- Feb 2007
"...become economically viable?"It's inevitable that the coal industry will be reduced to a shadow of it's original self. Trying to accelerate the process for political purpose only serves to show the petty nature of the attacks on the coal industry. They will, as they should, become far less than the major provider of electric power in the country as the alternative providers become economically viable. Efforts to disrupt the process only serve to draw it out due to the uncertain nature of the economics of the process.
"...uncertain nature of the economics of the process?"
Indeed, in some regions of the US, alternative renewable sources for electric power are already economically viable with certainly known economics concerning those sources of power. (In fact, it really is no mystery why utility companies in those regions in the US are currently giving up on other traditional electrical power sources, with the exception-at least for the now-of the natural gas-based sources.)