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Subject:  Re: Obama's war on consumers Date:  9/12/2013  1:43 PM
Author:  Gingko100 Number:  18619 of 19380

Ahhh...political talking points....always fun to wade through.

Far be it from I to stand in the way of a good rant, but here are some additional points:

- Natural gas is far more efficient at producing energy than coal - both to build plants and equipment and also to run. It's by nature a cheaper fuel, so even with any increase, it is still well cheaper than coal.

- NG planst are far cheaper to build than coal plants - so capital costs are less (which get amortized over life and passed on to consumer).

- NG is still at only 50% of net generation as opposed to coal, so costs will go down as market shifts to NG from coal over time - as it will as it is cheaper and cleaner and also abundantly supplied by the US.
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