The Best Thing About The Death Of Coal

This isn’t another tired story about how kicking the coal habit will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That would be like kicking a dead horse. Instead, there is a massive new benefit to ditching the dirty: Doing so will free up billions of gallons of water. If all coal-fired power plants in the U.S. were converted to natural gas, the annual water savings could reach 12,250 billion gallons, or 260 percent of current annual U.S. industrial water use, according to a new study from Duke University.   Arguably, ditching coal could make up…