31 Jul '17, 2pm

'Fossil fuels are dead,' says CSX railroad chief: no more new trains for coal, ever

John Voelcker Jul 31, 2017 Follow John Add to circle Coal trains by Flickr user Kimon Berlin (Used under CC License) Enlarge Photo The industrial revolution that began around 1750 was powered in large part by coal, and the carbon-rich fuel had 200 good years after that. By the middle of the last century, however, serious studies had begun of its deleterious effects on human health—and that was before the climate-change impact of human emissions of carbon dioxide became known. Transportation will slowly electrify over the coming decades, while coal's share of electric power generation will wane worldwide. DON'T MISS: Coal-country voters laugh at politicians who deny climate change That's the conclusion of numerous studies and analyses in the automotive, energy, and utility industries. Now that conclusion has been underscored by the CEO of a company that has profited greatly...

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