Trump will get coal, not steam

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The Us president, Donald Trump, promised an end to the ‘war against coal’, but the market is obstructive. “It is as whale oil back to electric to replace lights.’

“While many in the world to talk about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the United States will make.’ Andrew Wheeler, the former head of the Us environment agency EPA, praised last week …

“While many in the world to talk about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the United States will make.’ Andrew Wheeler, the former head of the Us environment agency EPA, praised last week, Donald Trumps ‘reform agenda’ when he proudly announced that the emissions of greenhouse gases last year and a 2.7 percent down compared to 2016, a sharper decline than when Barack Obama still in the White House was.

Especially the emissions from large industrial plants were being phased out (min 4.5%), while the American economy and energy production, however in the rise. According to the International energy agency succeeded, therefore, only in the U.S. last year as an economic powerhouse, emissions to curb. But the figures also show that coal, the most polluting power generation, not (yet) the comeback has been president Trump for years promises.

Indestructible stuff

“The coal industry is back,” said Trump even last summer during his visit to West Virginia, along with Wyoming, the heart of the American coal industry. “It is indestructible stuff.’ Already in 2016 promised to Trump the miners put an end to the ‘war on coal’ and the production a boost. It was a priority of his presidential campaign.

After almost two years in the White House, there is hardly a question of a steenkoolrevival. In the first three quarters of 2017, the first year of Trumps presidency, gave the industry a small resurgence. That came after a disastrous 2016, when three major coal producers over the head went through the competition from cheap shale gas. In that year, it decreased U.s. production of coal by almost 20 percent, or 170 million short tons. The rebound in 2017 was of short duration, in the last quarter began coal again to sink, a trend which, according to the ministry of Energy the first two quarters of this year continues.

According to the Sierra Club, an organization committed to the phase out of coal, locks under president Trump all 40 coal-fired power the doors. That happens at the same speed as the previous years. The last three years decreased the production of electricity by coal with an average 15.669 megawatts per year.

Little extra jobs

Also the hoped-for jobs will remain off. The department of Labor says that today there are approximately 52.600 miners to work in the US. Ten years ago there were more than 80,000. Since Trumps swearing, there would be nearly 2,000 miners have been added, is apparent from the figures. But by the margin of error in the way of counting would the department not say with certainty that the number of miners has grown – though that’s not unlikely.

Trump is doing enough efforts to the coal to breathe new life into. Minister of Energy Rick Perry look how he grants, can distribute to plants to keep it going and the EPA came out with an ‘Affordable Clean Energy’proposal. That should be the Clean Power Plan by president Obama to replace and states more freedom to the vervuilingsregels to determine.

Miners happy

But ultimately it is the market that coal slowly to the exit pushes. The prices of renewable energy continue to fall and also the schaliegasrevolutie that the industry no longer wants to invest in new coal fired power plants. Fired gas plants are cheaper to build and also coal producers invest rather in it. Coal fired power plants are expensive and dirty and be replaced by cheaper and cleaner technologies, says Jonathan Levenshus, a spokesman for the Sierra Club. ‘Who are trying to rescue as whale oil back to electric to replace lights.’

A revival is no question, the coal industry shows itself not in the least dissatisfied with the policies of Donald Trump, said Hal Quinn, the president of the National Mining Association, to Bloomberg. ‘The question is not how much better we do it under Trumps presidency, but how much worse we would do without him.”

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