Obama is taking on the role of an analyst who downgrades a sector when it has hit bottom. More than likely, Washington insiders are buying up shares.
Clinton/Gore did the same thing to the tobacco sector in the 1990s. They created incredible bargains. At one point, Philip Morris had a p/e of 5 with a dividend over 10%. Let's hope it doesn't get that ridiculous for the coal sector.
If he shuts down all coal plants and introduces a carbon market power will be so expensive that the new larger class of poor will be burning tires and redwood trees to cook and keep warm. Germany's no-nuke and renewable energy policy is proving too much for their people to bear. Dig for the truth in news outside of mainstream US news sources and you'll see the reality there.