Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

The world’s biggest coal users China, the United States and India have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

Mining data reviewed by The Associated Press show that production through May is up by at least 121 million tons, or 6 per cent, for the three countries compared to the same period last year.

The change is most dramatic in the US, where coal mining rose 19 per cent in the first five months of the year, according to US Department of Energy data. Read More…

 

Credit By : Outlook India

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