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Trump's Coal Bet Faces a Tough Foe: Moore's Law

Two economists believe they can make reasonably secure predictions about the future cost of solar power.
Forward progress.

Forward progress.

Photographer: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

Donald Trump justified his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement by claiming that compliance would impose crippling economic burdens on the United States. “I happen to love the coal miners,” Trump declared, before reaffirming his intention to make the fossil fuel the centerpiece of the nation’s energy policy.

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