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February 11

Why Coal Staged a Comeback Despite Climate Worries

By Will Wade

There’s little debate that phasing out coal-fired power plants is necessary to avoid the worst climate change scenarios. Yet rather than fade away, coal, the biggest source of carbon emissions, is experiencing a renaissance. Worries about global warming have been overtaken by more prosaic ones about keeping the lights on. Those concerns are the result of shortfalls of a different power source — natural gas — brought on by the disruptions of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Photo courtesy of stanze.

Source: The Washington Post (link opens in a new window)

energy access, renewable energy
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