Well, yes - there is a Government approved explanation. 1+1 CAN equal 3, for sufficiently large values of "1" or sufficiently small values of "3."
Meanwhile, the Russians and Germans have no compunctions about shipping coal to Asian users:
MOSCOW, Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports successful tests of the new coal export terminal at Primorye Region's Port Posiet. Modernization of the port's facilities will enable the company to significantly increase export to the Asia-Pacific countries. The project's cost is estimated to total some 4.5 billion rubles.
The first stage of Port Posiet's technical revamping provisions for a cargo turnover growth to up to 7 million tonnes a year. With the new coal export terminal, the port will be able to unload some 400 wagons a day (28,000 tonnes of coal) and load about 30,000 tonnes of coal daily onto cargo vessels.
The coal export terminal's equipment was produced by the German-based ThyssenKrupp concern, whose experts are currently overseeing start-up and commissioning works. The complex's chief characteristic is its use of car tipping machines, which technology makes unloading more intensive while minimizing damage to the wagons. The terminal also comprises storage equipment. The terminal's production line is equipped with magnet collectors that can eliminate foreign impurities that could contaminate the coal during transport. To unload coal in wintertime, the terminal employs a defreezing facility with infrared electric heaters. The coal export terminal is operated remotely from a single monitoring center.
Sure it will thrive - after it undergoes "reorganization" when holders of senior debt take over ownership from the hands of holders of common shares.
You mean, in the way that government maximizes the stock price of solar panel companies? Yep - that IS sad.
I tend to agree. George recognizes that the coercive power of Government will always trump a free market.
You presume that the people running this country have the best interests of the country at heart. They have other agendas than protecting America's national security.
Actually, that's what Greenies want. They want humanity to return to a sort of Feudal existence, as in the Middle Ages. Greenies hate mankind.
Uh... didn't you just post a thread that argued there is a causative link between global warming and the Polar vortex going south? Thus, haven't you, via that thread, violated your assertion that "it is well known and accepted that a causative link between climate change and specific weather events can't be established"? But at least we can agree that these discussions are useless.
From the Greenie perspective, ALL climate events are evidence of global warming. The intel is being fixed around the policy (as the Brits described the U.S. government's scam of Iraqi WMDs, in the Downing Street Memo during the run-up to war in 2002.) No rebuttals can be entertained or tolerated.
Take a poll of the experts at Accuweather and at the Weather Channel to determine where they obtained their PhDs - the one with the most Harvard graduates wins.
So, the Greenie argument is that if 97% of scientists say something is so, then all further inquiries into the matter must end? THAT sounds politicized.
This is excellent news for coal! The ruling regime is in the business of choosing winners and losers for the consuming public. Even though it's a waste of taxpayers' money (just as solar power subsidies are a waste), coal companies will benefit.