Oil and Gas

For the developing world to quit coal, rich countries must eliminate oil and gas faster – new study

Large fleets of power stations and factories around the world still rely on coal, which is cheap and in abundance. Image: Unsplash/ludenus

James Price
Senior Research Associate in Energy, UCL
Steve Pye
Associate Professor in Energy Systems, UCL
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There is still a heavy reliance on coal in some emerging and developing nations. Image: Unsplash/bart_van_dijk

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Korea’s exit from oil between 1977 and 1987 was one of the fastest energy transitions in history. Image: Conversation/Nature Energy

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