Trump clings to coal as worldwide demand plummets
June 14, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Market demand for the dirtiest of fossil fuels is plummeting worldwide, according to industry data published Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump has made reviving the long-struggling U.S. coal mines the bedrock of his administration's energy policy.
The BP Statistical Review of World Energy shows global coal production fell by more than 6 percent last year. That's the largest decline in the history of BP's survey, which the British energy company has issued annually for more than six decades.
It is the second straight year that coal demand has declined. Production at...