'Coal demand is stubborn': IEA predicts global coal use to hit record levels this year

James Murray
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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

Report predicts global coal use will tick up again this year, but hopes remain that renewables boom could soon start to curb fossil fuel demand

Annual global coal demand is set to surpass eight billion tonnes for the first time this year, eclipsing the previous record set in 2013. That is the sobering headline conclusion provided by the latest...

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