Utilities Are Bullish on Solar, Down on Coal Despite Clean Power Plan Rollback

By [email protected] President Trump made good on a campaign promise yesterday to start rolling back President Obama’s climate change policies and take steps to reboot the coal industry.

The “Energy Independence” executive order is part of “putting an end to a war on coal,” Trump said. The action triggers a review of the Clean Power Plan, as well as methane emissions rules. Among other things, it also lifts a freeze on federal coal leasing. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke already signed two secretarial orders today: One lifts the 2016 moratorium on new coal leases on federal land; the other directs the agency to re-examine

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