Mining and Metals

Coal demand has seen its biggest drop since World War II. But it’s not all good news

As climate change has become a hot topic in recent years, energy sources like coal have become frowned upon. Image: Unsplash/Dominik Vanyi

Johnny Wood

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A chart showing how global coal demand has seen a small decline in recent years
Despite progress to reduce global reliance on coal, its use is projected to remain stable till 2025. Image: IEA/Twitter
A chart showing how different regions of the world use coal.
Global coal consumption by region, between 2000-2021. Image: IEA Coal 2020
A chart showing how CO2 emissions vary from operating energy infrastructure from 1900 to 2100.
CO2 emissions, historical and predicted, from operating energy infrastructure, in the period 1900-2100. Image: IEA World Energy Outlook 2020

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