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Europe’s share of global coal trading rises despite weak economy

Posted on 25 April 2013

Europe’s share of international coal trading is rising despite a sluggish economy, as a collapse in emissions permit prices and a global oversupply of coal bolsters the fuel’s profitability in power generation.
Global coal use has been steadily rising, driven largely by soaring demand in developing economies such as China and India. But high European gas prices and healthy production levels from exporters have also made coal more attractive for electricity generation in Europe, prompting a rise in coal burn despite efforts by policymakers to curb carbon emissions………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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