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Trump's fight for coal

A proposed grid resiliency rule would subsidise coal plants, at the cost of gas and renewables

A year into his first term, Donald Trump has shown that he intends to do more than simply end the "war on coal", and is leading a fight to restore its preeminence. His administration has ended a raft of Obama-era anti-pollution rules targeting coal plants. His Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to keep the proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to slash power-related emissions by a third, from ever going into effect. The most forceful move yet to tip the market in coal's favour, however, is energy secretary Rick Perry's proposed "Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule", which would help prop up struggling coal, and to a lesser extent, nuclear power plants. The rule, which Perry has put forward

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