This Wall Street Journal article
points out that coal usage in the United States increased faster than
power output last year. While electricity use rose by 1.6 percent from
2006 to 2007, coal use increased by 1.95 percent.
As you can see, coal is stepping up to the plate and showing its
ability to provide America with affordable power for a long, long time.
Remember: the United States has more coal than any other fuel. And
we’ve got more coal than the rest of the world combined has oil.
I was actually quoted in that article. For those of you who don’t have
a Wall Street Journal subscription… I said the power industry has
made tremendous gains in reducing many pollutants from power plants and
that "we recognize the next challenge is carbon dioxide."