US President Donald Trump has used his speech at the UN General Assembly to promote America’s booming energy sector, while riling international relations.
During his presidency, Trump has followed through with his campaign pledge of achieving energy dominance, having made the US the world’s largest energy exporter.
“We’ve become the largest energy producer anywhere on the face of the Earth. The United States stands ready to export our abundant, affordable supply of oil, clean coal and natural gas,” he said during his speech.
Reinvigorating the US coal industry was another Trump pledge prior to his election, which his administration has backed with the introduction of a proposal that will encourage utilities to invest in coal power plants to make them more efficient and competitive.
Trump also took the opportunity to warn Germany of becoming too reliant on Russia if it follows through with the Nord Stream 2 project that will deliver Russian gas to Europe.
Trump said: “Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course”.