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Alex Wang in Marketplace: It’s economics, not policy, that’s hurting the coal industry

The U.S. coal industry isn’t likely to prosper under the Biden administration, but it wasn’t exactly gangbusters under the previous one either, despite all those promises. On top of natural gas, the price of wind and solar power continues to drop. “So that dynamic has made it so that the price now — it becomes a no-brainer where you actually save money if you build renewables,” said Alex Wang, who teaches environmental law at UCLA.