Coal emits around twice as much carbon dioxide as gas when used for power generation, and also emits pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and mercury. Last December’s COP21 agreement in Paris to limit global warming to “well below” 2C has put strong pressure on governments to switch to lower-emitting alternatives. There has been a backlash against coal in the business community, notably in banks’ reluctance to finance new coal-fired power projects.
Despite this, pledges by individual countries – such as India –...
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