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PostPosted: 01/13/20 10:20 pm    ::: U.S. coal-fired power plants closing fast despite Trump Reply Reply with quote

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-coal-decline-graphic/u-s-coal-fired-power-plants-closing-fast-despite-trumps-pledge-of-support-for-industry-idUSKBN1ZC15A

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Still, since entering office in 2017, an estimated 39,000 MW of coal-fired power plant capacity has shut.

If that trend continues, more coal plants will have shut during the first four years (2017-2020) of the Trump administration - an estimated 46,600 MW - than during Obama’s second term (2013-2016) - around 43,100 MW.



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PostPosted: 01/15/20 6:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Forbes:

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Despite longstanding opposition from the environmental left, coal power was a primary factor in America’s rising living standards and globally dominant economy during the past century.

A decade ago, however, technological advances gave birth to new and inexpensive means of recovering abundant oil and natural gas from shale rock formations. Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) advances unleashed an oil and natural gas revolution that transformed America into an energy superpower. American oil production broke OPEC’s hammerlock on global oil prices and availability. American natural gas production brought clean-burning natural gas to market that has become less expensive than coal power.

In 2008, coal powered more than twice as much American electricity as natural gas – 48% to 21%. By 2016, however, natural gas overtook coal as America’s most prevalent power source. As natural gas power overtook coal power, American electricity became less expensive.


The Trump administration has reduced restrictions, regulations and taxes and otherwise supported the increased domestic production of natural gas and oil.
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Despite longstanding opposition from the environmental left, coal power was a primary factor in America’s rising living standards and globally dominant economy during the past century.

A decade ago, however, technological advances gave birth to new and inexpensive means of recovering abundant oil and natural gas from shale rock formations. Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) advances unleashed an oil and natural gas revolution that transformed America into an energy superpower. American oil production broke OPEC’s hammerlock on global oil prices and availability. American natural gas production brought clean-burning natural gas to market that has become less expensive than coal power.

In 2008, coal powered more than twice as much American electricity as natural gas – 48% to 21%. By 2016, however, natural gas overtook coal as America’s most prevalent power source. As natural gas power overtook coal power, American electricity became less expensive.


The Trump administration has reduced restrictions, regulations and taxes and otherwise supported the increased domestic production of natural gas and oil.


Dick Cheney and company had already cleared the way for environmental damage from fracking well before Trump.

Ten Years Later, the "Halliburton Loophole" and America's Dirty Fracking Boom

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For this we can thank the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the law that holds the Halliburton Loophole. Named after Dick Cheney and the notorious corporation he led before becoming vice president, the law (championed by Cheney and disgraced Enron founder Kenneth Lay, among others) explicitly exempted fracking operations from key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. These exemptions from one of America’s most fundamental environmental protection laws provided the oil and gas industry the immunity it required to develop a highly polluting process on a grand national scale.

One of the most troubling repercussions is how fracking companies hide the contents of their toxic water and chemical solutions pumped into the ground. Contamination of underground drinking water sources from fracking fluids is a glaring threat to public health and safety. Yet even doctors responding to fracking-related health complaints can’t access data on what particular chemicals their patients may have been exposed to.


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