Global coal generation expected to drop by a record 3% this year

first_imgGlobal coal generation expected to drop by a record 3% this year FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BBC:The fuel that powered the industrial revolution may be in decline at last.This year looks set to see the largest fall in electricity production from coal on record, according to a new report. It is projected to drop by 3% – which is a fall of 300 terawatt hours.The report by three energy experts – published in the online journal Carbon Brief – draws on energy sector data from around the world for the first seven to 10 months of the year.Coal has been the mainstay of electricity generation for over a century and has seen decades of near-uninterrupted growth. Yet this report finds that record reductions in coal use in developed countries, including the U.S., European Union, and South Korea, could signal the beginning of the end of the industry.These reductions in use are not being matched by increases elsewhere. In previous years the reductions in coal generation in the US and EU have been offset by increases elsewhere, particularly China.This year, however, the fall in developed economies is accelerating, while coal generation in India and China is slowing sharplyMore: Coal: Is this the beginning of the end?last_img

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