Coal plants that were designed to provide heat and electricity to an industrial society have largely faded into the background, and now they’re being used to keep the lights on in parts of California, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
They’re the latest of many to be phased out, with the coal industry predicting that they’ll be shuttered by the end of 2020.
But they’ve provided more than a few reminders of what coal mining is all about.
The power plant that was supposed to provide the electricity to the city of San Diego, for example, is now used for cooling the San Diego Gas and Electric Company’s new nuclear plant, which will start generating electricity in 2020.
The coal plant in Nevada has been shuttered.
It’s the first of several in California to be shut down as the country struggles with climate change.
And in West Virginia, where the coal mining boom began, a coal plant that provided heat and power for the city was once used to heat homes and businesses.
The plant is now in service, but its use is being replaced by natural gas and wind power.
Some of the plant’s former coal miners are retiring, and others are working in the field.
Others are just being moved away from the site.
It was not the only one.
In Pennsylvania, which is the second-largest coal producer in the U.S., the state government has closed a number of coal-burning power plants, including the former coal plant at the Philadelphia refinery.
The Pennsylvania Energy Commission said that it will replace some of the coal-fueled plants with natural gas.
Some people still work at the plant.
But the coal workers who used to work there have been moved to the mines in nearby Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Many of them have said that they’ve found work elsewhere.
Some coal miners have also started to retire.
Some say they’re too old to work at coal mines anymore, but others say they’ve been moved away because of climate change and have become increasingly concerned about what it will mean for the environment.
The retirements are the latest in a string of closures of coal plants in the country that have been driven by rising carbon emissions, especially in the United States.
And they’re just the latest sign that the climate is changing.
Some states are starting to look at other options for power generation.
In New Jersey, the state’s electricity provider is looking to invest in renewables.
In California, Gov.
Gavin Newsom said last month that he wants to invest $100 billion in renewable energy and other renewable resources, including wind, solar, geothermal and geothermal energy.
In the meantime, the coal plants have remained in operation and have continued to provide jobs in the industry.
Some workers say they are worried that they won’t be able to keep up with rising CO2 levels and have begun looking for other jobs.
“We’re going to have to go from coal to natural gas or wind to nuclear,” said Joe McDonough, the owner of an electric car dealership in West Va.
He added that he’s concerned about how the climate will affect the environment when he has to retire to retire at the end.
And the retired coal workers say that climate change is also playing a role in their retirements.
“I’m concerned about the climate,” said McDonight, who retired in 2016.
“That’s a concern that we all have.”
The coal industry is not alone in its transition away from coal.
Many other industries, including construction and manufacturing, have also been forced to change their way of doing business.
Coal-fired plants were once the backbone of American industry, powering factories and factories across the country, with many jobs and income streams dependent on the power that came from coal and the plants that burned it.
But with rising carbon dioxide levels and the climate crisis, coal plants and the coal miners who used them are increasingly going the way of the dinosaur.
The new power plant in West Virginians home state is now being replaced with natural-gas power.
The retired coal miners at the San Marcos plant say they have little choice but to go with natural energy sources to keep working.
“There’s nothing I can do about the coal that I worked for,” said Mike McDonagh, who was the coal miner who worked at the facility for 30 years.
“The industry has become so bad.
There’s no way we’re going back.
There are no other options.””
It’s too dangerous.
There are no other options.”