Coal-powered recovery drove carbon emissions to record high in 2021, IEA warns

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An open cast coal mine and power plant in Poland | Credit: iStock
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An open cast coal mine and power plant in Poland | Credit: iStock

Latest figures are evidence world has failed to deliver sustainable economic recovery from Covid-19, agency warns

More carbon emissions were produced by the global energy sector in 2021 than ever before, as soaring international gas prices and the recovery from the pandemic drove an increase in coal-fired power generation...

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