What is the future for US coal markets under Trump vs Biden?

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United States voters are expected to cast ballots by 3 November 2020 for the next US President and other major political offices across the country. The choice for President essentially boils down to the current President Donald Trump and the Former Vice President Joe Biden. The election is expected to be contentious, with heightened tensions between the two major parties and the added strain around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On the ballot for coal markets, are the candidate’s two very different views of the present and future of climate and energy policy in the United States.

Table of contents

    • Actions under the Obama administration affecting coal
    • Biden’s energy plan
    • Actions taken to benefit US coal
    • Completed:
    • In progress:
    • State of the coal market over Trump’s first term
    • Trump wins and Congress remains split
    • Biden wins but Republicans retain Senate majority
    • Biden wins and the Democrats control Congress

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  • Obama administration key coal stats
  • Trump administration key coal stats
  • Historical and forecast CO2 emissions by source (million metric tonnes)

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