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Coal Under Siege: Charting a Sensible Path Forward

Like fossil fuels, renewables are not a perfect solution

President Newton B. Jones

Intermittency, high cost plague wind power

LAST WINTER’S POLAR vortex stretched the limits of U.S. energy systems to a near breaking point. Faced with record-setting cold temperatures from the Rockies to the Atlantic seaboard, utilities fired up reserve coal-fired boilers to keep the heat on for millions of Americans.

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