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Too much tobacco at the cancer summit

German Lignite coal

The arrival of President Trump’s official delegation to last week’s COP23 conference in Bonn was – in the immortal words of Billy Connolly – “as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit.”  The presence of Holly Krutka, an executive from Peabody Energy (the biggest coal miner in the USA) among …

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The early end of British coal

Wind and coal

In its heyday, the British coal industry produced more than 280 million tons a year.  Today, what remains produces less than 9 million tons – less than was produced at the height of the 1984-85 miners’ strike.  Since then, demand has fallen steadily as industrial users either closed or used …

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