dcrane wrote:I agree with VFW totally... everyone on the (eastern half of USA at least) should be using an anthracite heater of some kind!!! people are simply unaware of it it ran (and could run) this half of the country with ease as it did for 100's of years! Its like Genghis Khan's hidden treasure right under our feet and the US Gov is throwing a big carpet over it
That is a double edged sword. I think there are some advantages to keeping quiet about it. If you aren't sure what I mean, put a big sign on your front lawn that says "I burn coal in my house" and see what happens. Within a week one of your neighbors will probably start complaining about a mysterious cough, smell, polluted ground water, etc.
The other issue is supply. Sure, there is a lot of coal in the ground, but there is a limited number of people mining and processing it. Spike demand and you will see the price follow.