China, India are both the problem and solution for coal, climate change


China, India are both the problem and solution for coal, climate change

One thing becomes absolutely clear when reading the IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook; if the world is to have even the remotest chance of making its climate goals, then China and India are going to have to do something about their coal use.

The International Energy Agency’s report said coal is responsible for 30% of all energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, making it the biggest single contributor.

If the world is to limit the increase in temperature as a result of climate change to less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), it’s clear that coal consumption will have to be reduced far more dramatically than is currently forecast.

The IEA report outlined three scenarios for energy use up until 2040, namely current policies, stated policies and the sustainable development scenario. Read More

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