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An alliance against coal

An alliance against coal 17 November 2017

The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production (via BBC News)

Members including France, Finland and Mexico, say they will end the use of coal before 2030.

Ministers hope to have 50 countries signed up by the time of the next major UN conference in Poland next year.

However some important coal consuming nations, including China, the US and Germany have not joined the group.

Reducing global coal use is a formidable challenge, as the fuel produces around 40% of the world’s electricity at present.