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So, where is our power going to come from?

July 23, 2013
The Marietta Times

While the main focus on the shutting down of the Muskingum Power Plant near Beverly, is one of the economic disturbances where a good sized amount of people will be without a place to work, I find it more prudent to ask the question to all of you: Where do you think the power will be coming from in the future? While the shale gas industry will allow for a viable choice of fuel for generating electricity, the facts tell us that it will be a short lived power source, only about 15 years worth of fuel with the current estimates of how many trillions of cubic feet of gas there exists below us. Coal on the other hand is still plentiful and new technologies allow for the burning of it to create near zero emissions. While I personally support alternative fuel, especially from solar, the fact is, it is not cheap and the infrastructure does not exist nor is it being built. My concern is a big one and it should concern you too. Here's why.



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