For the first time since at least the 1940s, the United States is exporting more oil and petroleum than it imports, spurring economic growth. This accomplishment is due in large part to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove onerous Obama-era restrictions on oil production on federal lands, and it fulfills a long-stated public policy dream that only recently seemed achievable.
Speaker after speaker at conference side-events spoke of expanded coal use. Turkey has plans for 80 new power stations to double its coal capacity and reduce dependence on imports. Chinese provinces are lobbying for more coal and Beijing is investing in coal infrastructure abroad. So are Japan, South Korea and Australia. During his September visit to Indonesia, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in oversaw a deal to build two new coal plants there. Before the conference, in Polish coal country, Warsaw had declared it would continue burning coal—a matter of national security when the principal alternative is Russian natural gas.
Morano: "Let's distinguish between actual pollution and carbon dioxide emissions and yes there's all kinds of technology and improvement and infrastructure development you can do to improve the results of coal burning to clean up your air and Poland is doing that.
But in terms of what Dominic just said about the history of Poland to be dominated by Germany then decades under the Soviet Union all they've done now is essentially replaced a new regulatory body that's come in and it's going to be the EU in the UN telling Poland how they can do their energy mix 79% of Poland is coal miners it's one of the most revered institutions polling shows that pulp mine workers are considered higher the highest most respected citizens in the country this is part of Polish nationalism there's nothing wrong with it.
What I would say to Poland is join President Trump join Brazil join these other countries that are taking a hard look at leaving the UN Paris pact."