Not even Donald Trump can stop the decline of coal as an energy source, despite his political
rhetoric. Most people know that Donald Trump is all smoke and bluster, and he said a lot of things that just were not true just to win votes to gain his election as President of the United States.
The fact is Coal has been in decline since renewable energy alternatives became cheaper.
For over 100 years Coal has been the main driver of economic growth in the developed world and powering the industrial revolution. Due to climate change and more efficient renewable energy sources, old fossil fuel energy sources like coal are falling dramatically out of favour as an energy source.
Change in demand
The demand for coal as an energy source has been in decline for over a decade. Plant closures, cheap natural gas from Russia and fracking in the US and the onset of Renewable energy has meant coal as an energy source has reduced by 28% in a decade.
COAL CONSUMPTION CHART