So much misconception about coal clouds the debate about energy cost

As the GOJ pushes to drive the economy forward, coal has once again surfaced a s means of providing low cost electricity to the country.

Not so fast said the environmentalist, who have provide a host of data to prove that going to coal is a backward step and would do more to harm the environment than to lift Jamaica out of poverty and the clutches of the IMF.

I must state categorically that I am in support of coal being a part of the energy mix and make no apology for my position.

The view held by many is often based on flawed data and flawed conclusion from this data, coupled with the fact that many of these people talking about how dirty coal is are NOT in tune with the technological strides that have been made to reduce emissions from coal.

Many hold up China as the poster child to how dirty coal is and why Jamaica should NOT include coal in the mix.

I will leave you with this article, not to try and convince you, but instead to provide you with more information on what is happening in this field.

Bless

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