Southern States rally around coal as U.S. coal use continues to tumble. This was the 40th year that the Southern States Energy Board met jointly with the Virginia coal industry, and a two-day conference of searching for a new or renewed path for coal in a carbon-constrained world was under way. Giove was there to sell the use and necessity of coal, and that's what he did, relaying stories of how coal had become a misunderstood underdog and how losing too much coal threatens people's lives.
The reality of the coal industry won’t get better in the next years. The actual reason of why this situation won’t improve in a future is mainly because other alternatives like natural gas and renewable energy is quickly improving and getting cheaper while coal is getting more expensive. Of course these alternatives offer a cleaner production of energy and an exponential decrease of CO2. #thegreenquad .