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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-21-2018 at 19:48:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Europeans rip Trump on climate change,
  • wait for it.........import record amounts of U.S. coal

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times - Updated: 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    As France, Germany and Italy chastised President Trump for rejecting the Paris climate accord in June and mocked the U.S. for turning its back on the environment, their nations were busy importing record amounts of American coal.

    The U.S., federal data show, is seeing something of a coal renaissance, but the boom — partly the result of Mr. Trump’s aggressive policies to roll back Obama-era regulations on the fuel — largely has benefited foreign markets. Some of the biggest buyers are also the biggest critics of the Trump administration’s climate policy, including China and leading European nations that now claim to be the world’s leaders on fighting global warming.

    The U.S. last year produced 773 million short tons of coal, 45 million more than 2016. That was the largest year-to-year increase in nearly two decades, government numbers show.

    But that didn’t equal increased use at home, with more coal than ever heading overseas.

    “Even though U.S. coal consumption decreased, higher worldwide demand for U.S. coal led to greater coal production,” the federal Energy Information Administration said in a recent report.

    Indeed, the U.S. consumed 719 million short tons of coal last year, a drop of 12 million from 2016.


    Larry TX    Posted 02-22-2018 at 10:02:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Europeans rip Trump on climate change,
  • Don't you know that George W. is now relaxing knowing that someone else is being blamed for the world's troubles (rather than himself), ha!

    Island Mike    Posted 02-21-2018 at 20:42:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Europeans rip Trump on climate change,
  • US coal consumption is going down, as gas and even wind power are cheaper.
    England banned coal burning in many towns and cities, sometime during the 80s and 90s.
    US coal is shipped from a BC port. Seattle will not ship it.
    The Loonie left is the party in power in BC, but only with the help of 3 Green party members. The Green party gets to hold the rest of BC and the Feds at ransom.
    Shipping US coal is a real pain in the butt to the Greens. A Federally approved pipeline from Alberta to BC is being held up by the Loonie Left to appease the Greens. It will not last IMO.
    We are all for driving cages in ever increasing numbers, but are against the production of fuel to power them. We buy cheap junk from China, but are against marine traffic in our waters.
    On my Island we are mostly against everything.

    Over on the mainland at Shirley's place, I can here the trains during the night.

    Island Mike

    Dean    Posted 02-21-2018 at 20:17:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Europeans rip Trump on climate change,
  • Do as we say, not as we do.


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