28 Nov '16, 3pm

Yet another country, and two huge utilities, all done with coal

Yet another country, and two huge utilities, all done with coal

There can be few more encouraging environmental success stories in recent years than the sudden collapse in King Coal as a major player on the global energy markets. While uncertainty still surrounds exactly what the US election results mean for coal in the near term here, it's hard to see a scenario where coal makes a long-term, viable comeback. Just a few cases in point from articles I was reading over the weekend: Finland announces plans to phase out coal by 2030 The Independent reports that Finnish parliament is set to discuss proposals to completely ban the use of coal for energy production by 2030 at the latest, as well as to make all energy production carbon neutral by 2050. True, coal use has been declining since 2011, and now makes up only 7% of the country's electricity mix. Still, coming on the heels of similar announcements from Canada , the UK and France , it ...

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