Report: Trump Is Worse for Coal Than Obama Was FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Axios:The Brattle Group’s analysis, which was presented to the Energy Bar Association Tuesday, highlights a major tension running through Trump’s pro-fossil fuel initiatives: Helping coal is tougher when you’re supporting natural gas too.What they examined: Brattle forecast the production and employment effect of pro-coal policies, like killing EPA’s big power industry climate rule and rolling back mining regulations, in concert with the Trump administration’s wider support of fossil fuels.The bottom line: Combined with policies that affect oil-and-gas producers, like making more areas available for drilling and cutting royalties, Trump’s overall approach (the “pro-fossil” case) is actually forecast to be worse for coal than the Obama policy baseline.The gritty details: The report shows that the across-the-board support for fossil fuels will cut coal production by 220 million tons in 2020 and 210 million tons in 2030 compared with the Obama baseline, leading to net mining employment losses of 13,000-16,000 jobs.Yes, but: Like any effort to predict the future, a few dollops of caution are warranted here, and the presentation notes that the findings are “preliminary results” based on “what if” scenarios.Wild card: Those potential outcomes do not include the effect of the new Energy Department proposal to bolster revenues for coal and nuclear plants in some markets based on their “resilience and reliability” contribution to the grid.Whether and how much the proposal would bolster coal-fired power generation depends on variables including gas prices and how exactly the policy would be structured under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an independent agency.More: Modeling Trump’s coal conundrum
Justin Turner’s 3-run walk-off homer gives Dodgers 2-0 NLCS lead Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error This one was dramatic, sure, this three-run bomb by Justin Turner that flew the center-field fence and landed in a glove of a guy wearing a Chase Utley T-shirt.It beat the Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, 4-1, and gave the Dodgers a 2-0 series lead. Video: Justin Turner’s 3-run walk-off home run extends the Dodgers’ NLCS lead over the Cubs Miller: Justin Turner goes Kirk Gibson and makes everything right again “I was fairly excited,” Turner said. “I hit a ball pretty good to center field earlier in the game and (Albert) Almora is an unbelievable center fielder. He’s been taking hits away from us every time we play him. So I was just watching him, hoping he wasn’t going to catch it.”“I was back here in the video room, getting ready for my next at-bat,” Austin Barnes said. “I heard this roar and then I looked at the TV. Fortunately there’s a delay so I was able to see it. Pretty incredible.”“I was on first base,”said Chris Taylor, who had walked. ““All I know is that I saw it go out real fast.”But this home run was actually born long ago, when Turner began the arduous, far-from-guaranteed process of turning himself into a power hitter.That meant hitting baseballs by the millions, learning how to attack low with a swing path that refuses to give in to grounders, so out-of-fashion these days with shifted defenses and brilliant shortstops.“It’s just a mindset,” Taylor said, “and he preaches it every day to us.”It also began happening late Thursday night in Washington, when the Cubs put their fate in the hands of closer Wade Davis and asked him to get seven high-stress outs.It took Davis 44 pitches to do that, and that was only three days ago. Manager Joe Maddon did not want to warm up Davis with no result, or throw him into a tie game and waste his efforts, considering what lies ahead.Kenley Jansen, part of a bullpen that has not allowed a hit since the ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS last Monday, wore a T-shirt that said “Vote JT,” in honor of the campaign that sent Turner to the All-Star Game. Turner wore a 66 T-shirt in honor of Puig.“I had to get it out of his locker,” Turner said. “I can still smell his cologne.”Turner talked of Jansen’s wedding in Curacao last December, when the two were unsigned free agents. They discussed how much they enjoyed being Dodgers, how last year’s elimination at the hands of Chciago gnawed at them.Turner was on the dance floor that night when he informed Jansen he was returning. Before that, they were in a room getting pre-wedding haircuts.“And I did get a haircut,” Turner said, although he denied that he said he would shave his red mane if the Dodgers win it all.Turner then flew to Aruba and was on the beach when he noticed, on Twitter, that Jansen had signed.“That was a good mai tai for me right there,” Turner said.They are the club’s leaders now. A hulking catcher who couldn’t hit enough to see a future, and a knockaround infielder trying to escape Triple-A for Baltimore, Cincinnati and the Mets.Chalk all the money the Dodgers have donated to glamour free agents, and none of it could buy what these vagabonds have wrought.But Turner is no longer improbable, and Dodger Stadium had no trouble believing what it just saw. Dodgers’ bullpen dazzles in Games 1 and 2 LOS ANGELES — In a year that has been so probable, the possible happened.It happened Sunday night on the 29th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s home run off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the World Series, a blast that is framed by hundred off taillights, leaving Dodger Stadium in defeat, and a limping star straining to touch all the bases, grinning through what became his last hurrah.Related Articles The story behind Yasiel Puig’s catchy walk-up track ‘Wild Horse’ But Gibson’s home run was out of syrupy movies and teenage novels. What Turner did was utterly predictable.The pitcher was John Lackey, a week shy of his 39th birthday, a decorated postseason soldier who was among baseball’s most hittable pitchers this season.The moment was the bottom of the ninth with two men on and two out. Turner was right on time. Failure, at this point, would have been the surprise.There have been other home runs just as thrilling, like Steve Finley’s pennant-winning grand slam in 2004, or Charlie Culberson’s home run that won the NL West last year and also sent Vin Scully home a winner in his valedictory home gameBut it’s sort of pointless to rank walk-offs. They’re like Key West sunsets, spectacular to the last, and Turner’s blast was the appropriate release to a swelling balloon of an old-time playoff game.