Monday, April 10, 2017

More Proof That Coal Is Even More Dead Than Before

Here is your daily dose of irony:
The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum will always commemorate the past, but now it’s also looking to the future by switching to solar power.
The museum, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is located in Benham, a once thriving coal town portrayed in the 1976 Oscar-winning documentary Harlan County, USA…
“We believe that this project will help save at least eight to ten thousand dollars off the energy costs on this building alone, so it’s a very worthy effort and it’s going to save the college money in the long run.
Solar and wind power are now producing more energy at lower cost than any fossil fuel while employing hundreds of thousands of people at good pay.

If Kentucky's coal miners had jumped on that renewable energy train 10 years ago when it started to take off, Eastern Kentucky would be the new Silicon Valley.  But the repugs they keep voting for prefer Appalachians to stay stubbornly poor and stupid so they'll keep oting repug.

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