argues that the coal industry, responsible for about 1/2 of the U.S. energy, is going to do just fine under Barack Obama.
The anti-fossil-fuels environmentalists who want coal and oil to be replaced by solar energy don't realize one important thing. Coal is solar energy, too. It is a solar energy that has been conveniently packaged by the Earth's geological processes much like meat is nothing else than nice plants that have been packaged by metabolism (Rajendra Pachauri should listen to both parts of the sentence!).
Coal comes from the same beautiful Sun that has been buried much like in the famous song by Rammstein:
The Sonne been buried, bringing a new ice age. But if you watch the video clip to the very end, you will see that the Sun may be revived again. Drill, baby, drill.