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U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by The Scotsman, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    EU have been vocal in their denounciation of the US withdrawl from Paris accord and prompting their green agenda.
    Good for jobs I think!

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-trump-energy-agenda-data-shows-idUSKBN1AD0DU
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Guess Europe is getting over coal being bad.
    Good.
     
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    Only the totally dense believe that coal has a role in the worlds future. Then too, the foolish Europeans can bow to the coal kings while the rest of the world mo0ves on:

    http://www.kltv.com/story/36547213/business-leaders-mull-luminant-closing

    http://thesouthern.com/news/local/e...cle_c5aeb72e-bda8-5322-abac-673a33d7525d.html

    http://www.mining.com/worlds-top-coal-producer-close-37-mines/

    Coal India, which produces around 82 per cent of India's coal, said the mines would be decommissioned by March 2018.

    The closures, of around 9 per cent of the state-run firm's sites, will reportedly save around 8,000,000,000 rupees (£98m).

    Solar, wind and nuclear each supply more electricity than gas and coal

    India's solar sector has received heavy international investment, and the plummeting price of solar electricity has increased pressure on fossil fuel companies in the country.

    The government has announced it will not build any more coal plants after 2022 and predicts renewables will generate 57 per cent of its power by 2027 – a pledge far outstripping its commitment in the Paris climate change agreement.

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-01/25/content_28050900.htm

    http://www.mining.com/china-shutting-another-4300-coal-mines/

    China, the world’s largest coal consumer, is stepping up efforts to cut the share of coal in its overall energy mix and consequent smog and greenhouse gas emissions by investing $4.6 billion (30 billion yuan) to close small and inefficient operations across the country.

    According to state news agency Xinhua, Beijing plans to close about 4,300 coal mines, remove outdated production capacity of 700 million tonnes and redeploy around 1 million workers over the next three years.

    Citing the China National Coal Association, the report said China has eliminated about 560 million tonnes of coal production capacity and closed 7,250 coal mines in the last five years.

     
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