Monday, October 29, 2012

Coal resurgence threatens climate change targets

An unsatisfactory overview of the increasing consumption of coal from the Guardian; interviewing the nouveau Luddites at Greenpeace is not helpful.
If you make other forms of electricity expensive (which Greenpeace attempts to do every day), the cheap forms will be utilized.

Coal resurgence threatens climate change targets | Environment | The Guardian:

Graphic from source article
In the UK, between the second quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012, coal consumption rose by nearly a quarter. Europe overall has burned more coal in the past year than any time since it pledged steep emissions cuts, and China and India have also been burning more. Cheap coal, caused by weakening demand in the US where power stations have switched fuels to use gas, has been the biggest factor.

Read the entire article at The Guardian:

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