Historical data is available form mining association of government sources.
I never said mining jobs are increasing NOW, this moment.
Coal mining employment generally increased from 2008 to close 2012.
they decreased in 2013.
Yeah 2013 was a big drop. You seem rational.
Posted this topic as a counter to people who blindly say (WITHOUT THINKING)that jobs have been lost under Obama.
I am not here to praise Obama despite what it may seem.
Coal jobs have been disappearing for nearly 100 years.
High NG prices would solve many of coal's problems.
Only an idiot would assert that FSLR does not make any profits.
Only an idiot would ignore decades of coal and oil subsidies totaling well over $500 billion and suggest that fledgling renewable industry should compete with 100 years of government subsidies and entrenched political bias(bought and paid for) towards oil and coal.
A few people here do. They have stated incorrectly more than a few times in 2012 and recently that OBAMA was responsible for loss of coal jobs.
Mining data from 2008-2012 proves that MORE coal miners employed under Obama admin than bush admin.
Solar prices have plummeted because CHINA oversupply. Chinese solar companies themselves have gone under.
So you assert that solar panel efficiency will not improve over next 5, 10, 20 years? You would be wrong.
I paid less for my computer today than what I paid 15 years ago. Processor is much faster and memory much larger. It is a better product.
Solar will be a better product 10 years from now that it is today.
I don't have a clue huh? Ok. so without looking it up, what are the top ten defense spending countries?
Why does the US need to spend more than all of them combined?
I suspect you are guilty have what you ascribe to me - having no clue.
Have you ever had clearances? Were you just a grunt?
What do you know about the different TYPES of intelligence?
So unless a country bulldozes another country and makes showy photo ops then their defense is not active?
Do foreign leaders need to stand on aircraft carriers like SHRUB did with "mission accomplished" banners to prove that they defense spending accomplishing something?.
So does more supply lower price?
I thought coal was struggling because of the abundance and cheapness of NG.
So if Obama were not president then NG and coal production would increase CONTRARY TO SUPPLY/DEMAND LAWS???
Doesn't make sense.
So Obama had nothing to do with coal jobs increasing from 2008 to 2012 but he was responsible for the 2013 decline?
Yes, you should have stopped those liberal repubs from giving $3 trillion to iraq and Afghan muslims for NO REASON.
Maybe you will start paying to be the world's policeman? Nah. You are just fine with letting the US spend more on its defense than the next top ten defense spending countries combined.
I guess that is draft dodging repub way of feeling macho. Maybe they should have served instead of getting war deferrals.
You are missing an elementary point. Coal, oil have received subsidies for many decades.
Compared with CONN, renewables are a fledgling industry. And you expect them to surpass CONN in every way immediately? LOL! such lunacy! or blind idealogy.
I guess solar doesn't create jobs? Equipment just magically appears? No one makes, installs or maintains it?
Solar power will become more efficient and less expensive every year, every decade.
I don't expect much from a pos. Often the brain dead present no data and no logical arguments. That is pos piggy.
Hey less than einstein. 50 million spent on hoover dam does not really balance $750 billion spent on CONN. Us has spent 1/10 or less on renewables compared to CONN.
In addition, my numbers were from 1950. Hoover built before 1950.
So, less than einstein since you assert :
"Who pays for almost every massive infrastructure project? Governments have always been involved in the provision of basic utilities because it is part of its basic responsibilities to the populous."
I am sure you are fine with renewables getting $700 billion in subsidies to even the playing field over the next 50 years.
They think that 19 year old ushers should carry guns so that maybe they could have stopped the republican, nut job, retired policeman from USING HIS GUN in a theater.
Great plan repubs!!!!!
Good luck. I don't have the latest night vision technology and an army of trained personnel to fend off ANY government use of force.
What will happen? WACO? And they weren't even trying there.
WHy do these repubs want to redistribute our money to big oil companies?
Why does big oil still need billions per year in subsidies? Are they not profitable?
Is big oil a relatively new industry that needs support?
Stop all coal, oil nat gas and nuclear subsides.
Continue FUNDING renewable subsidies UNTIL renewables haave received an inflation adjusted $750 billion. THEN, the playing field will be close to being level.
Despite Coal mining job declining every year since 1920s, Obama INCREASED coal mining jobs every year through close of 2012.
2013 is a different story.
If I were the CEO, I'd be happy to get paid every year, expand share count through equity raises to pay the bills, then reverse split when necessary.