Washington can help to make coal cleaner
Dec 30, 2016 11:27 AM -
As the recent election cycle demonstrated, American politics is beset with a number of polarizing issues. Among the most obvious has been the debate over coal. Where Hillary Clinton favored renewable energy at the expense of the coal industry, Donald Trump has promised to launch a coal renaissance. This "either/or" schism overlooks a larger point, though, since technological advances could eventually lead to coal -- and the tens of thousands of jobs it supports -- playing a key role in the clean energy transformation of the 21st century.