We have been discussing how the Trump Administration seems to be moving aggressively in the opposite direction of much of the world: betting heavily on coal as an energy source as opposed to renewable energy. One group that does not appear onboard with the shift is the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, KY. The museum at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has switched to solar power.
The switch to solar energy will save the museum a copious amount on power costs. The irony was not lost on critics who noted that, as the coal museum switches to solar, the Trump Administration is emphasizing coal. Moreover, as we previously discussed, the emphasis on coal is running against the largest employer in the energy field and one of our greatest growth industries.