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The world is burning the most coal ever to keep the lights on
20/12/2021 04:55 PM | Click to read full article
The world likely will generate more electricity from the dirtiest source this year than ever before, indicating just how far the energy transition still needs to run in the fight against climate change.
The U.S. and EU had the biggest increases in coal use at about 20% each, followed by India at 12% and China — the world’s largest consumer — at 9%.