Yes, coal is hurting in the developed world as it is hit with a wave of non-sensical legislation. That being said, let people enjoy the fruits of their labor (o rather inaction). Some industrial countries have grids that are close to breaking down. Things such as load shedding, brownouts, and blackouts have only been known by the developing world for decades. It will come back to those nations, and we will be able to watch people forcefully request their energy back. Expect political parties that promise them this to do well in the future. Coal is hurt, but it’s not out.
The demolition of three smokestacks at Navajo Generation Station capped off another tumultuous year for coal power.