Science had predicted all this with precision. None of us gathered along the barbed wire fences in Nebraska had doubted it. But why so little faith in climate science?
Liberty Utiltiies, which serves the Lake Tahoe Basin, has announced an agreement to eliminate power from a coal-fired power plant in Nevada from its portfolio. Solar power will replace it, and at lower cost.
About 40 years ago, the town of Craig, located in northwestern Colorado, hitched its wagon to coal. Now, it’s jittery about exactly what that might mean.
While it has often been said the United States has 200 years of coal, the easily recovered coal is about gone — with huge implications for the power grid.