Developing Nations Need Coal

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Eureporter, a Brussels based European multimedia news platform, while claiming to be “independent”, is in reality a pretty tame, EU supporting website.

Which makes this report of theirs even more remarkable:

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The UK recently made headlines by announcing that it had gone for three days without using coal, a new record. During the coal-free 76 hours, the majority of the UK’s electricity supply came from gas, followed by wind, nuclear, biomass and solar. While many commentators touted this, the longest period Britain has gone without coal since the Industrial Revolution, as an important step towards reducing global emissions, the story isn’t so simple.

While the UK has greatly increased its renewable capacity in recent years, the only way it was able to power the country without coal for a few days was by relying heavily on natural gas, which is very, very far from being a green…

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