Since President Trump took office " The War On Coal Is Over " Old coal fired generating plants are seeing new life after undergoing retrofitting, the increased demand for U.S. made steel via the electric arc furnace requires tremendous amounts of power. A Ton of coal releases 280,000,000 BTU's, coal can be burned clean, yes we do have more coal than all the oil in the middle East. Coal can also be converted into synthetic fuels & oils, the Germans did it on a massive scale in WW2.
Personally I believe the so called " Global Warming " is another farce, invented by people who own stock in companies that make windmills. Other than recorded temperature records that go back a few hundred years, it's not much to go on. The earth alternates between cooling trends & warming trends over tremendous amounts of thousands of years. Fact.... all green plant matter loves Carbon Dioxide, just basic science. Plants turn CO2 into Oxygen, we use Oxygen then emit CO2 from our lungs as we breath. Did it ever occur to anyone that the human body temp is 98.6 F? With so few people long ago inhabiting the planet perhaps it was cooler, increasing populations throw off more body heat.
This can go back & forth over & over. Coal will be utilized for energy in one fashion or another. We don't need Arab oil, we have more than we know what to do with thanks to Trump. Now we export and get back money that used to just flow out all the time.
Love me or hate me.....I've kept the " Flame of Hope " lit & burning for MEC #501 since 1995. J. Smythe... Former Master Mechanic MEC #501 Project 1995-2000.