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Coal companies look to finally garner a little good PR with a new research study showing burning...

Coal companies look to finally garner a little good PR with a new research study showing burning high-sulphur coal can help the environment by creating a cooling effect. Shares of coal companies gain: Patriot (PCX +1.2%), Arch Coal (ACI +0.3%), Yanzhou Coal (YZC +1.7%), China Natural Resources (CHNR +2.4%).
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  • Duude
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    It also produces acid rain.
    5 Jul 2011, 09:56 AM Reply Like
  • cbconway
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    It also destroys the ozone layer. The cooling effect is temporary but the eventual warming effect (CO2) is long-lasting. It's a real reach to call this "good PR".
    5 Jul 2011, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    "...research study showing burning high-sulphur coal can help the environment by creating a cooling effect."

     

    Damn, damn and triple-damn! Just when I thought we had this thing figured out, new research on sunspot activity proves we are now entering a period of global cooling.

     

    I guess we'll have to go back to low-sulphur coal and spraying Right Guard on our pits.

     

    Oh well, I'm willing to make the sacrifice if it will save the planet.
    5 Jul 2011, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    We could significantly reduce the amount of coal burned if we ban the use of electricity:-(
    5 Jul 2011, 12:25 PM Reply Like
  • Richard Mackenzie
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    And reduce fertilizer run-off into our waterways if e ban eating :()
    5 Jul 2011, 12:42 PM Reply Like
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