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Well of course he is correct, including the comment of the air being cleaner in spite of the production of more electricity. Of course this didn't naturally happen. It took regulation. In the U.S. one of the things we did to reduce acid rain was in invoke cap and trade in SO2 emissions which seems to have worked pretty well and cost less than projected. I suspect few are aware of cap and trade in SO2 emissions, but they have been in force for something like 20 years. See:

Of course other things were used too to reduce SO2 emissions, like scrubbers, among others.

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