Argument: Coal is more land-intensive than solar energy
- Debate: Solar energy - pro argument.
"Solar land use: less than coal". Grist. 26 May 2008 - "Nevada Solar One takes up about 400 acres, mostly for mirrors and heat engines. You would have to mine about 5,300 acres to feed a coal-fired powered plant producing the same amount of electricity. Even acre for acre, I'll take Solar One's pleasant campus over a coal mine."