TRUMP'S PROMISE TO BRING BACK COAL IS WORSE THAN A CON'
Knowledgable energy people will fully agree. Coal cannot compete with natural gas, which is available in prodigious amounts, worldwide. Some, possibly much of it, is theorized to be not of fossil origin, but came from a component of the atmosphere in early days of Earth's formation. It got trapped in underground fissures as did carbon dioxide and other gases, and methane also got dissolved in hot brine deposits in huge amounts. Coal plants are rapidly being retired from service and are being replaced by natural gas and renewable sources. In the latter, there are a lot more jobs than coal mining. Ten times more.