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Why The Trump Administration’s Clean Coal Strategy Will Fail

Why The Trump Administration’s Clean Coal Strategy Will Fail

Donald Trump is a man of contradictions. Elected president on a campaign of bringing back coal, he also wants to save the planet if you believe his press secretary. Forget the fact he backed out of the Paris Accords – The Donald is a friend of the earth. One strategy people point to as evidence is his desire to produce “clean coal”. Referring to rocks of lignite, the administration wants to create jobs and lower CO2 emissions at the same time. It’s a neat trick, and, if anyone can pull it off, it’s the self-obsessed narcissist who has no experience in politics. Here’s why that party line is fake news. Sad!

 

He Doesn’t Have A Clue

And that isn’t an exaggeration. Speaking to reporters, he detailed the process of cleaning coal by explaining how the experts would scrub the black rocks. Yes, that’s right people – he thinks “clean coal” means making it less dirty. Oh Lord above, there is a God right? Please say it’s all a joke? In Trump’s eyes, he can’t see what he doesn’t recognize, and carbon dioxide pollution is at the top of the list. Not to sound cynical, but no politician, no matter how unconventional, is good enough to follow through on a plan in which he has no knowledge.

 

It’s A Myth

Sorry to burst your bubble, Don, but it seems the idea of “clean coal” doesn’t exist. Sadly, it looks like a term coined by right-wing conservatives to help stem the tide of global warming. God damn the planet for crumbling and then blaming us for its troubles! Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ was on hand to explain to listeners why it’s a myth, and you can check out the video here. Lazy people should know the gist of the argument is that coal still contains pollutants. It doesn’t matter how you get it from the earth and burn it; it will release chemicals into the air.

 

The Rise Of Renewables

Maybe ten years ago, the idea that renewable energy would account for a proportion of the world’s power would have been laughable. A decade later, and we’re all choking on our sniggers and snickers. Https://www.iea.org reported the percentage was 22% in 2013 and would rise to 26% in 2020. As a result, businesses and homeowners turn to www.elavsol.se to equip their properties and premises. Trump may be a pathological liar, but the “fake news” facts speak for themselves. Renewable is here and it’s going to stay.

 

Kemper Power Plant

Previous administrations have tried to clean their coal with no success. The case study of Kemper Power Plant puts the pipedream into perspective. A $7.5bn investment, the plant was billed as a world leader with Saudi representatives and the United Nations giving it their approval. In 2017, Southern Company, the owner, pulled the plug citing missed deadlines and extravagant budgets. When the future of clean coal can’t make it affordable, logical people would argue it ain’t ever going to happen.

The question isn’t if the plan will fail, but when will it stop working?

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