The decline of coal: Moving towards a carbon neutral world
In the United States another large coal plant, a big emitter of CO2, has closed. You can read more about the closure of these coal plants using the link to Scientific American below.
Coal as a source of energy is becoming less and less commercially viable. No longer is it just about government outlawing coal plants over time, but coal plants closing because they no longer can produce energy cost effectively. The future of energy production lies way from coal. With significantly less CO2 emitting fossil fuels such as natural gas being used and also, and most importantly, CO2 neutral renewables. This is the way we can really make a shift towards a CO2 natural world.
Humanity has the ability to use our own knowledge and talents to improve the world around us. Investing our time, resources and talents into renewables will result in ever cheaper and commercially competitive energy. This is the ultimate way to get the whole world to adopt energy sources that are clean and do not pollute.
The news from the US is therefore good news.