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For Europe, quitting Russian coal will be easier than quitting Russian natural gas
Russia supplies more of the EU's oil and gas than it does coal.
Coal prices are high as stockpiles hit new lows
Coal producers are reluctant to ramp up production because it takes a lot of money. And who knows how long demand will last?
U.S., other countries cut funding for international fossil fuel projects
Instead, they'll put about $18 billion a year into renewable energy projects.
Coal prices are rising, but producers can't keep up with demand
Coal, far from being phased out in many countries, is a stand-in for natural gas — which is also very expensive right now.
What's behind China's power cuts?
China has more than enough coal underground to service the country's needs.
Can Germany – Europe’s biggest carbon polluter – clean up its act?
Germany has pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2045. Is that achievable?
It's economics, not policy, that's hurting the coal industry
One energy analyst says "the reality is that the marketplace is attacking coal."
IEA's World Energy Outlook provides plan for shift to renewable energy
The IEA said, under current conditions, renewables are expected to overtake coal as the primary means of producing electricity by 2025.
Spain's coal industry is shutting down unprofitable plants
Spanish energy providers decided that refitting coal plants to reduce carbon emissions and meet EU regulations was too expensive.
The U.S. consumed more renewable energy than coal in 2019
It's the first time that's happened since 1885.