‘Trump digs coal’ – but is that enough?

Are Trump's efforts to support US coal levelling the playing field for fuel sources, or flogging a dead horse?

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the creation of a US coal industry discussion group – jokingly named the Cool Coal Club by its members – was perhaps indicative of the new era the sector was about to enter. After taking a battering from low natural gas prices and tightening environmental regulations for years, coal was in decline, but the championing of US industries such as coal by presidential hopeful Donald Trump provided a light at the end of the tunnel. Set up by Robert Simo

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