J. Winston Porter: We need to keep coal in our energy mix
President Obama spoke of his “all of the above” energy strategy during the recent State of the Union address, but his actions tell a very different story.
Coal, America’s most abundant fuel and the workhorse of our electricity supply, is being kicked aside. The president is pushing the to make it virtually impossible to build new coal plants in the United States.
The EPA has proposed very stringent rules limiting the amount of carbon dioxide that a new coal plant can release. These rules would force new plants to be equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology that, for all intents and purposes, doesn’t yet exist.
- On March 10, 2014