Climate Energy

Coal was once king. No longer

How soon will the black diamonds be eliminated, given political forces and trillions in subsidies? BY BILL SPINDLE AND MILO MCBRIDE The fuel that has ruled since the industrial revolution has been dethroned in the developed world, the former heart of its realm. The remaining strongholds, mostly in the developing world, are now crumbling.  Coal’s turn of fortune is as good as it gets for those seeking bright spots on the climate front. Getting coal out of the global energy system, not someday but as soon as possible, is absolutely…

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