What Paris Agreement? Coal Consumption Hit a Record 8 billion tons in 2022

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Iowa Climate Science Education

Essay by Eric Worrall

According to the IEA coal use will drop as soon as European renewables start displacing coal.

The world?s coal consumption is set to reach a new high in 2022 as the energy crisis shakes markets

16 December 2022

Increase in coal use in Europe is expected to be temporary, with demand falling in advanced economies in the coming years but remaining robust in emerging Asia

Global coal demand is set to increase only marginally in 2022 but enough to push it to an all-time high amid the energy crisis, according to a new IEA report, which forecasts the world?s coal consumption will remain at similar levels in the following years in the absence of stronger efforts to accelerate the transition to clean energy.

Global coal use is set to rise by 1.2% in 2022, surpassing 8 billion tonnes in a single year for the first time…

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