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While Trump promotes coal, other countries are turning to cheap solar power

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'Long dependent on energy imports,Chilean officials now envision their country turning into a “solar Saudi Arabia.” Its solar energy production has increased sixfold since 2014; last year it was the top-scoring clean-energy producer in the Americas, and 2nd in the world to China -- the leading investor  in renewable energy.Construction of coal-fired power plants dropped 62 percent  over the past year worldwide. In China the number of new permits for coal-fired plants fell by 85 percent. Driving the global shift to cheap sun power is a dramatic decline in the cost of the photovoltaic (PV) panels. The attack on renewables is that they’re too expensive, but this is efficient, proven technology; 'Two-thirds of US greenhouse gases is generated from fossil-fuel sources, according to the most recent data, but on an even playing field, renewables can compete with anything.” And bring jobs! 

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