In March, US President Donald Trump issued the “Energy Independence” executive order, requiring the US Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, a keystone of former President Obama’s efforts to address climate change. According to experts from the Trump administration, rejecting federal support for alternative energy and delaying the full transition of the US economy to renewable resources will reduce the US budget by approximately 18 percent.
While the executive order may seek to revive the coal industry by allowing development of US coal deposits, the US will face challenges meeting the order’s twin aims for energy self-sufficiency and a zero trade balance. The US will have to compete for market share with other coal producers during a period when forecasts show production of coal globally will outstrip growth in coal consumption.
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According to the 2015 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, global total reserve levels, by fossil fuel, are now: 892 billion tonnes of coal, 186 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, and 1,688 billion barrels of crude oil. While these numbers may seem large at a glance, at today's level of extraction BP's estimated proved reserves of coal would be exhausted in 113 years, the last cubic meter of natural gas in 2069, and the entirety of crude oil reserves by 2067. BP dutifully acknowledges the abundance of factors that could easily alter these projections, but that does not alter the global policy imperitive to support sustainable fossil...
Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2015
Energy Production Forecast | Energy Consumption Forecast Source: BP Energy Outlook 2035, February 2015