G7 nations pledge to deliver near-zero carbon electricity grids by 2035

Cecilia Keating
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But draft proposal to set hard deadline for phase out of coal-powered electricity is struck from final version of agreement

Climate ministers of G7 nations have this afternoon pledged to deliver "predominately decarbonised" electricity systems by 2035, while taking "concrete and timely steps" to phase out unabated coal power...

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