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Rick Perry wants to save coal from solar and wind, but natural gas is the real culprit.

Smokestacks of the San Juan Generating Station in northwestern New Mexico. The plant’s future looks dim after its owner, Public Service Company of New Mexico, announced it hopes to go coal-free by 2031.
Natural gas is losing a bit of ground in the energy mix this summer thanks to a slight uptick in prices, but it mostly will be replaced by hydropower, abundant after the wet winter, not coal.

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