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The Electricity Fairy is a new film which approaches the issue of mountaintop removal from the everyday need for electricity:
â€œThey reach out and flip the switch and the light comes on.Â Well, thereâ€s not a magic electricity fairy.Â That electricity comes from a power plant that feeds on coalâ€.
But the question of coal-fired power is not a just a question for China and Appalachia, it is also a question for Scotland.Â Should a major new coal-fired power station be built at Hunterston?
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