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Alan Zemek

Common Currency: Don't dismiss coal as energy source just yet

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"Power from Coal Mines by Wire Seen as the Next Big Economy; Conversion of Fuel at the Source Would Mean Cheap Electricity in Every Home and Factory."

When this newspaper headline ran Sept. 30, 1923 the concept of large-scale electric generating stations was still so novel that the vocabulary to describe the technology of power transmission through an energized grid hadn't even been invented yet.

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