There is a saying that one cannot make an omelet without cracking some eggs. It is also impossible to produce the amount of electric power consumed around the world without incurring some negative externalities. Between college and law school, I worked for many years for Duke Power (now Duke Energy) to create electricity safely while minimizing the consumption of coal. It was at Duke Power that I obtained my Professional Engineer icense in mechanical engineering. I am conversant in the language of power generation and love working to protect companies generating electricity in ways that reduce the negative externalities relative to traditional forms of generation.