“Power for the Central Arizona Project currently comes from the Navajo Generating Station, the oldest coal-fired plant in the US and one of the largest. It is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2019, which will prevent large quantities of carbon emissions entering the atmosphere over Arizona for years to come. The cost of electricity from that plant now stands at 5 cents per kWh according to Green Tech Media — exactly double what electricity from AZ Solar 1 will cost.”
See New PPA In Arizona Locks In Lowest Solar Prices In US As Demise Of Navajo Station LoomsTrump can want to push water uphill but it takes energy to do that and solar is far less expensive than coal it seems… Trump should be retraining coal-miners, not locking them underground. Let them make the world a better place instead of locking their children into coalmines.
The same goes for auto-workers. If they are being replaced by robots making EVs, perhaps they should also look for jobs in renewable energy, a growth area for the future.