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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:32 PM

Coronavirus is accelerating the demise of coal power in the US

First, it was oil and gas. Now coal is facing a financial cataclysm.

As the coronavirus crushes energy demand around the world, the bottom has fallen out from under an already weak coal industry. Moody’s Investors Services recently warned coal firms are facing a wave of bankruptcies—with few ways out.

Declining coal use by utilities has reduced consumption by almost 40% since 2001. Exports, a rare bright spot, have risen only slightly. Adding to the sector’s woes, financial institutions’ new environmental, social, and governance policies (ESG) are restricting capital to high-emitting industries such as coal.

That combination, said Moody’s in a March 26 research report, “will likely push a significant amount of coal capacity into bankruptcies and lead to new closure announcements over the next year or two.” Since 2016, at least 11 coal companies have already declared bankruptcies.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/coronavirus-is-accelerating-the-demise-of-coal-power-in-the-us/ar-BB120mc7?li=BBnbfcN

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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:52 PM

1. Maybe Americans need some new ideas, like maybe, a whole Green New Deal to put people to work?

I’ll bet there is at least one woman around who has great ideas on how to help get this mess cleaned up.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez


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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:55 PM

2. No way. That green deal stuff is from commynists

They should be honest and call it Red New Deal.

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