Manchin says Biden owes coal workers 'an immediate and public apology.'

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Biden says coal plants will be replaced by cheaper solar and wind power. Joe Manchin says he owes coal workers 'an immediate and public apology.'​

In the final days before the midterm elections, President Biden made sure there would be little doubt about his vision for America's coal industry.

"We're going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power," Biden said at an event in California last Friday, adding that this shift will save utility companies "a hell of a lot of money" because "it's cheaper to generate electricity from wind and solar than it is from coal and oil."

"No one is building new coal plants because they can't rely on it," he said.

These comments drew criticism not only from Republicans, but from Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The senator, whose state still generates roughly 90% of its electricity from coal, called the president's comments "outrageous and divorced from reality."

 

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It’s comical… as coal is about as reliable a source of energy as there is. I mean they have weeks worth of power source stocked at the plants in case of emergency. (Ones in south jersey have the coal stored on barges in the Delaware river ). They aren’t reliant on wind, sun or even pipelines.

Biden is just a lying, moronic piece of shit
 

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It’s comical… as coal is about as reliable a source of energy as there is. I mean they have weeks worth of power source stocked at the plants in case of emergency. (Ones in south jersey have the coal stored on barges in the Delaware river ). They aren’t reliant on wind, sun or even pipelines.

Biden is just a lying, moronic piece of shit

Coal is not competitive and is declining just about every year.

In 2021, about 546 million short tons (MMst) of coal were consumed in the United States. On an energy content basis, this amount was equal to about 10.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) and to about 10.8% of total U.S. energy consumption. This was the lowest amount since 1964 and the second-lowest percentage share after 2020 of total U.S. annual energy consumption since at least 1949. Although coal use was once common in the industrial, transportation, residential, and commercial sectors, today the main use of coal in the United States is to generate electricity. The electric power sector has accounted for the majority of U.S. coal consumption since 1961.​
On an energy content basis, U.S. coal consumption peaked in 2005, but the total annual tonnage of U.S. coal consumption peaked in 2007. Coal consumption declined in most years since then, mainly because of a decline in the use of coal for electricity generation.​
 

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Coal is not competitive and is declining just about every year.

In 2021, about 546 million short tons (MMst) of coal were consumed in the United States. On an energy content basis, this amount was equal to about 10.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) and to about 10.8% of total U.S. energy consumption. This was the lowest amount since 1964 and the second-lowest percentage share after 2020 of total U.S. annual energy consumption since at least 1949. Although coal use was once common in the industrial, transportation, residential, and commercial sectors, today the main use of coal in the United States is to generate electricity. The electric power sector has accounted for the majority of U.S. coal consumption since 1961.​
On an energy content basis, U.S. coal consumption peaked in 2005, but the total annual tonnage of U.S. coal consumption peaked in 2007. Coal consumption declined in most years since then, mainly because of a decline in the use of coal for electricity generation.​
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