West Virginia delegates to the 2016 Republican National convention, some of them out-of-work coal miners, wave signs for Donald Trump

The limited global impact of Trump’s ‘America First’ energy policies

  • U.S. coal production and exports are rising
  • This is because of market forces, not President Donald Trump’s policies
  • His threats to pull out of the Paris deal will not derail emissions reductions goals
  • Looser regulations and higher LNG exports, however, could benefit Europe

An increase in coal production in the United States has coincided with President Donald Trump’s so-called “America First” policies in the energy sector. However, coal’s comeback is the result of market forces, not politics. Mr. Trump’s shunning of the Paris climate deal and global efforts to reduce carbon emissions will likely only have a limited impact on future climate change policies. Nevertheless, his support for fossil fuels could have larger global implications, some of them beneficial for Europe.

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Dr. Frank Umbach
European energy companies have not just continued, but even expanded their gas business with Russia
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What's inside
  • U.S. coal production and exports are rising
  • This is because of market forces, not President Donald Trump’s policies
  • His threats to pull out of the Paris deal will not derail emissions reductions goals
  • Looser regulations and higher LNG exports, however, could benefit Europe
Who will benefit?
  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possibe effects of current decisions.
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