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The energy transition in Africa has some concerns

The energy transition in Africa has some concerns

We have read many articles recently about the deployment of renewable energy technologies in Africa but we also have to appreciate that countries such as China are investing heavily in coal plants. David Obura, Adjunct Fellow from the University of Queensland, writes about concerns about the overall environmental impact.   The environmental impact of a … Continue reading

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