Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Electricity and Coal

Or as After Gutenberg titled it;
Southern Man, Keep Your Carbon
When you consider that 6 of the country’s 10 largest emitters of carbon dioxide are coal-fired power plants in southern states, this all begins to make a bit more sense.” Jeremy Elton Jacquot1

Any AG reader knows that when you mention coal, this blog starts ranting, so if you are unable to put up with the unsightly spittle, best to move along quietly, Citizen.

“I think it has to do with being a transplanted Southern Man.”

Quite. After all, we are not all dumb crackers… Well, actually, we are, but, at least, we can come up with something half way clever on occasion.

Segue to pillow talk:

She: “Mm-hm.”

He: “Well, maybe there is a bright spot. Florida would seem to be breaking away from the rest of the Southern block. Because of the…”

She: “Sea rise. No more Disney Land.”

He: “Disney World, but you’re right....


Climateer Carbon tidbit: 70% of the Southern Co.'s capacity is coal fired. And from the Google:

Southern Company

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