and providing FM translators DOES NOT save AM Radio. It just puts them on a low powered FM frequency, where most of the terrestrial listening is happening.
I lived in Kentucky for 7-years.
Kentucky actually issues black license plates that say “Coal Keeps the Lights On.”
And yes, a lot of our electricity is generated from coal fired generating stations. But our dependency on coal has been in decline for years, today only about 30% of our electricity is generated from the burning of coal. 15% is generated from renewal energy sources.
But when it comes to jobs, solar & wind-energy jobs are growing 12 times as fast as the US economy. This has all been happening over the last 10-years or so. Renewable-energy jobs grew at the rate of 6% while fossil-fuel jobs declined at 4.5% from 2012 to 2015 according to Business Insider who also notes that the average number of employees at US coal mines dropped by 12% in 2015.
The solar industry now employs more people than coal, oil and gas…
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