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Coal is struggling and unpopular in all but a handful of regions where they actually pull it out of the ground.
But simple economics rather than public perception is what's set to deal coal its death blow.
Coal's limited economic importance likely won’t be enough to overcome the latest wave of bad news buried in a series of recent reports – the most dramatic indication yet that coal is dying even faster than expected.
You see, a relative newcomer to U.S. electricity production (you guessed it: natural gas) is pushing down prices for old stalwarts like coal, and even nuclear power.
Simply put, the black rock has 12 to 18 months at the outside before conditions get so bad that coal (and nuclear) plants begin closing in earnest.
And that's when shareholders get burned.