A recent survey by the American Conservative found that 57% of voters oppose the use of coal-fired power plants.
This includes 63% of Republicans, 65% of Democrats and 79% of independents.
These results, combined with the fact that only 36% of Americans think that coal is a “critical part of our energy mix,” are the reason that coal has lost its status as a key source of power generation.
It also indicates that the public has turned its back on the future of our economy and is increasingly focused on climate change, and the future sustainability of the coal industry.
I am opposed to the use and production of fossil fuels.
I want to see the transition to 100% clean energy be fully phased in, but I also recognize that the use, production, and transportation of coal will continue to be part of the economy.
Coal is an energy source that is a cornerstone of our future.
The American people have made clear that they oppose coal as a source of energy, and it is time for us to move forward.
This is an important issue.
The poll found that 70% of respondents believed that the U.S. should phase out coal-based power plants within 10 years.
Coal power plants are currently responsible for about one-fifth of U.s. greenhouse gas emissions.
This was the same poll that found that 81% of poll respondents believe that the country should phase-out all fossil fuel generation by 2040.
As a result, there is no need for us, as a nation, to keep burning fossil fuels and for the country to continue to rely on coal.
This poll underscores that the American people are serious about the need to phase out fossil fuels in our economy.
I strongly believe that we need to move toward 100% renewable energy and zero-carbon energy by the year 2040, and I am hopeful that the Trump administration will join with me to accomplish that goal.
While we cannot turn our backs on the fossil fuel industry, we can transition away from coal.
We can take advantage of the benefits of zero-emissions technologies like solar, wind and biomass, and transition toward cleaner energy with clean coal technologies, like nuclear.
This will create more jobs and more sustainable energy choices for all Americans.
It is time to move beyond coal and back to renewable energy sources.
President Trump and I have both been very clear that we will support the transition away to 100 percent renewable energy, with a focus on reducing emissions from our nation’s power plants by at least 50% by 2032.
In addition, we will also invest in the transition from coal-burning power plants to zero- and zero emissions technologies.
In order to help achieve these goals, we need a full repeal of the Clean Power Plan and a complete overhaul of the entire U.