Coal

  • 11.26.17

    A New Grand Coalition for Germany and Europe

    With America AWOL and China ascendant, this is a critical time for Germany and the European Union to provide the world with vision, stability, and global leadership. And that imperative extends to Germany's Christian Democrats and Social Democrats....

    With America AWOL and China ascendant, this is a critical time for Germany and the European Union to provide the world with vision, stability, and global leadership. And that imperative extends to Germany's Christian Democrats and Social Democrats.

  • 04.03.17

    Coal And The Energy Future

    During the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump talked a significant amount about "putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry." In this video, Prof. Robert Reich looks at the numbers of jobs in the coal industry compared to the solar and wind industries: "In 198...

    During the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump talked a significant amount about "putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry."

    In this video, Prof. Robert Reich looks at the numbers of jobs in the coal industry compared to the solar and wind industries: "In 1985 the coal industry employed a over 178,000 miners. By 2016, it employed just 56,000. By contrast, in 2016, wind and solar energy provided more than 6 times the number of jobs as coal. The trend is toward even more jobs in wind and solar, regardless of what Trump does."

    Reich believes that the country should focus on helping people get jobs in the growing wind and solar industries rather than the coal industry. 

    "It’s our choice." 

    Tags: Energy, Coal, Jobs