Coal industry seeks equal support for cleaner coal vs renewables

The #WorldCoalAssociation (WCA) plans to press governments to provide equal backing for technology to make coal-fired #PowerPlants less polluting as they do for #RenewableEnergy in upcoming U.N. climate talks in #Paris, its chief executive said.

While #Coal is extremely #Polluting, it is also very cheap and a key fuel for several developing economies. As a result there is a greater push for new technologies such as Carbon capture and storage (CCS) by which countries can meet their energy needs without reneging on their commitments to cut emissions.

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