When the US government’s energy wars finally start up again September 10, 2021 September 10, 2021 admin

By Mark BermanThe Washington Times, June 17, 2018The Trump administration is taking another look at how to manage the $3 trillion global coal industry.

The Energy Department’s top energy official is recommending an aggressive approach to reduce coal-fired power generation to a point that is within the reach of a future President Donald Trump.

The new advice from the department’s top official comes as Trump is in the midst of a national debate over the future of the country’s coal industry and a looming deadline for federal lawmakers to agree on a plan to save the nation’s dwindling coal supply.

The report, which was released Friday, lays out what the department calls a “revised strategy” that would aim to reduce the U.S. coal fleet’s emissions to 2030 levels by 2030, by building more coal-powered plants and rolling back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

The plan would also include closing a number of coal-burning power plants that have not been operating for decades and the creation of an industry-wide carbon capture and storage program that would take a chunk out of the U