Energy blues

Whiny Baby Donald promised millions of jobs by ending the war on coal. It takes a special kind of idiot to believe that, but meanwhile, Whiny Baby Donald shows no concern for the dying nuclear power sector.

Nor, to be clear, did any previous president. Combustion Engineering (where my grandfather worked for 20 years in the engineering drawing department about which I could tell management horror stories, disappeared into bankruptcy in 2003, brought down by asbestos claims.

Both Westinghouse and Combustion had ceased to be American-owned at the time of their deaths, Westinghouse is owned by Toshiba, Combustion was taken over by ABB. So when I hear talk about American industry’s intellectual leadership, I am unimpressed.