Blinded About Sun

“President Trump blows a lot of wind about trying to bring back coal jobs, but if he was paying attention, he would have to admit the growth is in solar jobs. It’s almost as though he is energy blind.”
 
See Solar Power Employs Twice As Many As Coal In US
Trump spends many hours spreading ignorant lies. It’s what he does to rile up his “base”. One of those lies is that coal is “coming back”. That just makes no sense. Coal is highly automated. It doesn’t need a huge crew with hand-shovels. It doesn’t need a lot of workers to get done and coal is very expensive compared to natural gas which abounds. Coal is very dirty both to mine and to burn. No one needs coal except for metallurgy. Coal just isn’t “coming back”.

Meanwhile solar power is growing like Topsy. Instead of touting coal, Trump should be touting retraining and going where the jobs are. That would be too logical. That would be too efficient. That would cause less chaos. So, he doesn’t do that.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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