The world is using more coal than ever

Posted on AllSides December 21st, 2022
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The world’s use of coal will hit an all-time high in 2022, just two years after a steep drop gave hope that the problematic energy source had peaked.

According to a report released last week by the International Energy Agency (IEA), 2022's global coal use will surpass the last record, which was set in 2013. The IEA expects coal use to peak either this year or in 2023, then plateau until 2025, before declining again.

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