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More coal plants shut down in Trump’s first two years than in Obama’s entire first term

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OILERMAN   

https://thinkprogress.org/more-coal-plants-shut-down-in-trumps-first-two-years-than-in-obamas-entire-first-term-e6b72f354330/

 

  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that while 15 gigawatts of coal-fired plants were shut down in Obama’s first four years, Trump’s first two years have seen some 20 gigawatts retired (with more than two thirds of those occurring last year).
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  • As a result, U.S. coal use dropped 4 percent in 2018 to a level not seen since 1979, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Soxcat   

Who are "the morons"?

Oh that is right.  Those who believe that CO2 causes global warming.

So you are right.  Nobody could stop the tide of dumbasses that believe in global warming.  Despite the fact it has been cooling since 1998 and the hottest decade this century was in the 1930s.  Have at it dumbasses.  Yes, morons basically doomed the coal industry.

 

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MadMax   
1 minute ago, Legaltitan said:

Man, it's almost as if coal is an inefficient and outdated way to produce electricity. 

And this shit head is so quick to call Democrats sheep.

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Soxcat   
50 minutes ago, Legaltitan said:

There was no reasoning in Oman's post. He just posted raw data.

Coal is less efficient and outdated.  Natural gas is cleaner (actual pollutants and not just CO2) and cheap.  That was my point.  Add in the bogus shit about global warming and it magnifies the situation.  We still export a bunch of coal.  So mining coal has not dropped (about the same as 1995).  So the "raw data" only tells a minor portion of the whole story.  The insinuation was that coal jobs were in decline (coal production has been consistent since 1990).

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Soxcat said:

Coal is less efficient and outdated.  Natural gas is cleaner (actual pollutants and not just CO2) and cheap.  That was my point.  Add in the bogus shit about global warming and it magnifies the situation.  We still export a bunch of coal.  So mining coal has not dropped (about the same as 1995).  So the "raw data" only tells a minor portion of the whole story.  The insinuation was that coal jobs were in decline (coal production has been consistent since 1990).

 

 

Trump promised more coal jobs. I guess he lied then...

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Soxcat   

Coal production has actually increased by 17.6% since Trump took office.  Either way both sides cherry pick numbers to hold their position.  Now you say Trump lied.  Just shows you have the reasoning of a fish.  Do some research.  Learn how to google.  In your black and white world of comprehension coal production is more than power generation.  It also used for steel production and like I said we export coal. 

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Soxcat   

like I said, google it or have a friend who knows how to do it for you.

Maybe between you, Madmax and Oman you can group together enough brain cells to figure it out. 

 

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MadMax   
14 minutes ago, Soxcat said:

like I said, google it or have a friend who knows how to do it for you.

Maybe between you, Madmax and Oman you can group together enough brain cells to figure it out. 

 

That didn't translate well from Rusky..  Allow me.   "There are no facts and figures to back up my bullshit, so my only defense is to put the burden of proof on you and hope you just drop the subject so that I don't look even more like a Soxcat."

 

Hope this helps.

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Btowner   
11 minutes ago, Soxcat said:

I gave facts and figures.  Coal production is up.  Go back to playing with blocks and your little sister.

 

 

What happened to your "Obama is picking winners and losers" slogans? Speaking of coal:

 

"The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed greenhouse gas emissions rules for power plants that would make it easier for states to keep coal-fired facilities online. The plan would replace the Obama administration approach, which was poised to hasten the steady retirement of coal plants. The revision may help keep some plants open, but the proposal forecasts utilities will continue to retire coal-fired capacity and coal production will continue to decline.

 

Trump has ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take steps to prevent coal and nuclear power plants from retiring ahead of schedule. Federal regulators already rejected one of Perry's plans to subsidize those plants.

 

The Energy Department has circulated a separate proposal to force regional power markets to buy more electricity from coal and nuclear plants even if that's not the most affordable option."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/23/trump-says-the-coal-industry-is-back-the-data-say-otherwise.html

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