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The governments don't own the power plants, they regulate them. In the face of newer clean air standards the *power companies* are deciding to shut down the coal plants instead of modernizing them. They are deciding to convert to gas, because it's a business decision. They automatically meet the new particulate and CO2 levels by switching to gas, which helps make it a cost effective investment. It's dollars and cents. And it's happening everywhere there isn't a local coal industry. The pipeline issues cited will work themselves out.

I'm a bit surprised a conservative publication like the Spectator would go this route. It's modern capitalism at work. The people, through their representatives, decide on what they want their world to be and business adapts to meet the need and make a profit.
 
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