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  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    natural gas is "cheap energy" and i think if the public were better informed about how nasty coal is, they would demand a switch. btw, i noticed AEP delivered yet another lack-luster earnings report. if it were me, i'd switch to ED.
    Jul 25, 2012. 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    "all" i have to worry about? "cleaned up"?? insoluble???

    you need to take a physics class. look up "half-life". once you learn what half-life is, then determine the half life of the toxic heavy metals contained in the fly-ash spill. then move to chattanooga so you can drink the water..
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    if it is truly "blathering", then please, what are your specific criticisms? i'd be glad to address them. and my views are not irrelevant. there is a large group of people, including "environmentalist" and government policy makers, who are forcing the "EV" solution to our foreign oil and environmental problems. supposedly the EVs will be recharged off the grid. since AEP is one of the largest producers of electricity and one of the largest burners of coal, debunking the "EV solution" is front and center to AEP's existence as a successful company. their choice to stay on the coal bandwagon, and to go so far as to construct (and then give up...) on a supposed "clean coal" plant, probably has alot to do with the under performance of its stock price.
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    thanks for your specific and constructive criticism. you are truly an asset to the Seeking Alpha community.
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    free enterprise in america? surely you jest...are oil and coal now "free enterprises"? absolutely not - government policy makes sure we stay addicted to them.
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    FALSE statement.
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    kind of reminds us of bush's "clean coal" boondoggles huh?
    BOTH parties are to blame for the lack of a coherent, common sense energy policy. it has spanned decades of both parties control. both parties are bought and sold by the oil, coal, railroad and utility industries that want to keep oil and coal #1 and #2 while nat gas should be kind of the hill.
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    the government has been subsidizing oil and coal for decades - that is one reason their lobbies are so powerful and keeping nat gas from being adopted. so, be sure you take a look at the totality of subsidization going on. i believe, if we are going to subsidize something (and i am definitely for the gov building out the nat gas refueling infrastructure due to such a quick pay back on the investment!!), let's subsidize the more abundant, clean, and cheap fuel instead of the the most costly and dirty fuels. it's just stupid economic and environmental policy. and obama is just as bad as bush - BOTH parties are at fault with this huge issue.
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    i agree that fracking is safe as long as the fluids pulled out of the well after fracking is regulated such that it is disposed of in a safe way. the big mistake (and i warned the companies involved about this) made was the dumping of fracking fluids into the creeks and rivers feeding municipal water supply stations as happened in PA for instance. this is NOT safe and was a huge public relations mistake. yes, fracking can be down safely, but if not done safely, it could well follow the path of coal: a destruction of the fresh water resources of our country and the health of its citizens.
    Jun 19, 2012. 01:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    thanks for being specific. your comment was a much needed contribution to the discussion.
    Jun 19, 2012. 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    totally agree on your analysis of EVs. i also think keeping americans tied to gasoline is another way to control our freedom - via economic means (higher cost to refuel) and mobility (you can't be mobile if you cannot afford the fuel). i wish more people would view natural gas transportation as a way to gain increased freedom from the powers that be.
    Jun 19, 2012. 01:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AEP: The Good, The Bad, Or The Dirty? [View article]
    yup, Cramer seems to kiss up to whatever CEO happens to be on his show that night. i've lost alot of respect for the guy. on coal, he has gone off many times on why this country needs to get off it, then the CEO of one of the biggest (the biggest?) burners of coal comes on (AEP) and he totally changes his tune. but i guess that is why he is so successful and beloved amongst the CEO crowd...
    Jun 19, 2012. 01:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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