Environment
9:40 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Tomorrow's Energy: Quitting Coal

 Skies over Cape Fear Plant, Moncure
Skies over Cape Fear power station Plant, Moncure

Every time you hit the light switch, half the power you use is supplied by coal.  It's one of the cheapest and most dependable fuels we have.  It's also the dirtiest.  As regulators crack down on carbon and other emissions, some say we should stop using coal altogether.  Others aren't sure that's a realistic goal.  Laura Leslie reports for our series North Carolina Voices: Tomorrow's Energy.