Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coal's resurgence undermines fight against global warming

More evidence the reason for building more renewables is to brag about building more renewables, while the reason for building nuclear is to reduce emissions.

Coal's resurgence undermines fight against global warming | Environment |
"Coal has carved itself a 30% share of the global energy market - its highest level in over 40 years - undermining attempts by governments to reduce their carbon emissions, new figures show.
China and India both increased their use of carbon-heavy coal by over 9% but Europe, where political consensus against global warming is strongest, also saw a 4% increase, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
Christof Ruhl, BP's chief economist presenting the figures in London on Wednesday said industrialisation of developing countries and cheap prices were driving coal demand which had "profound implications" for CO2 output.
The increased use of coal and a continued heavy use of other fossil fuels such as oil and gas led to a 3% increase in world carbon emissions from energy in 2011"
The entire article can be read at the Guardian:

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