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Coal still increasingly important in China

Coal still increasingly important in China

The energy transition is underway in China but as Keith Bradsher writes in the New York Times, “The revival of coal production shows the flaws in the country’s half-finished evolution from central planning to the free market.” Mr. Bradsher provides a good account of what is happening in the country.   Despite Climate Change Vow, … Continue reading

An “annus horribilis” for coal

An “annus horribilis” for coal

In the on-going energy transition, coal use is expected to drop dramatically. Pilita Clark describes the latest developments where coal’s share of global primary energy use slumped to 29 per cent last year, the lowest since 2005.   Coal use plunges as China cuts back and US turns to gas The world’s use of coal … Continue reading