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Like it or not, coal is still king

23 March 2017

7:31 AM

23 March 2017

7:31 AM

On Wednesday, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and CoalSwarm released the 2017 edition of Boom and Bust: Tracking the Global Coal Plant Pipeline, a publication that helpfully tallies up all of the coal-fired power stations in development over the globe.

Predictably, the report got a strong run in the Guardian under the headline “Coal in Freefall as New Power Plants Dive by Two-Thirds” with its authors claiming that a reduction in the rate of growth showed that the shift away from fossil fuels was ‘unstoppable.

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