This was on a mailing list I get.  My comment below.

How many coal fired power plants are there in the world today

The EU has 468 – building 27 more… Total of 495

Turkey has 56 – building 93 more…

Total 149

South Africa has 79 – building 24 more… Total 103

India has 589 – building 446 more…

Total 1035

The Philippines has 19 – building 60 more…

Total 79

South Korea has 58 – building 26 more… Total of 84

Japan has 90 – building 45 more…

Total 135

China has 2,363 – building 1,171 more… Total = 3,534

That’s 5,615 projected coal-powered plants in just 8 countries.

USA has 15 – building 0 more…Total = 15

And Democrat politicians with their “green new deal” want to brainwash us and shut down those 15 plants in order to “save” the planet.

This is EXCELLENT! I knew the rough idea about the number of coal plants but had not yet seen actual numbers until now.

This makes the point. Whatever the USA does or doesn’t do won’t make a Tinker’s Damn regarding CO2 unless the rest of the world, especially China and India reduce their coal-fired power plants as well.

The whole “global warming” and “climate change” gambits by Democrats are to create a *supposedly* sound, scientific basis to justify a federal government power-grab and the passage of MORE laws to increase taxes and increased control of the privately-owned power industry and its distribution. Never forget the *main* motivation they have!

“Oh, we will SAVE the planet!!”

Comment:  The point is valid but the numbers are inaccurate.  First this seems to come from figures over five years old.  In that time there has been a lot of changes, the US has decommissioned a lot of coal burning plants, but even so the numbers for US coal plants in service is wildly inaccurate, not 15 but over two hundred.

On the other hand, most of the more modern and efficient decommissioned US coal plants weren’t destroyed but dismantled and shipped to China.

The EU isn’t building new coal plants, but (in response to the natural gas shortage in Europe) is re-starting many shut-down coal plants and coal mines.

And consider this awkward question…

And the main problem with this post is that it buys into the fallacy that CO2 is an pollutant. It isn’t, it’s a necessary part of the cycle of the planets respiration that supports all life on Earth. Ignoring the false ‘timeline’ promoted by con artists like Al Gore, in truth, the CO2 levels in the atmosphere are historically low. Even dangerously low. Only a couple of hundred parts per million from the level at which plants stop growing and die. Thousands of parts per million BELOW the levels historically in the Earths atmosphere during those periods (before Man) that had the greatest growth of flora and fauna.

If the Earth’s CO2 had a gas gauge.


About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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2 Responses to Coal.

  1. buckeyebob says:

    Before I was forced into retirement in 2012 by the actions of Bath House Barry’s weaponized epa I worked in the coal industry . Been to nearly every power plant in the USA . Back in the 2000’s China was putting a new shiny coal plant online every 30 days . I tried talking some sense into the union guys [we were Operators] back then but they wouldn’t listen . The unions all promoted Bath House and the guys swallowed the line , hook , and sinker . Now they are out of work .


    • I retired in 2011 when my job went to India, small world.

      A lot of guys are back working on getting that coal out of the ground, for China. Germany is reopening coal mines.
      Truth is, when nuclear and coal technology is banned for (hairbrained) political reasons, then the research and development stops. No money in it.
      China reportability is building coal generating plants with advanced efficiency and pollution control, based on the American coal plants they bought at fire-sale prices. Nuclear power plants should be in their fourth or fifth generation of advanced design, but here they’re not.
      If your car had it’s design frozen because of politics then we all would be driving Model-T’s.


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