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The coal industry’s best friend?

“A fifth of the globe doesn’t have access to electricity, we’ve got to give them access to electricity and coal is going to be an important part of that for decades to come”

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Tony Abbott

Australian leader Tony Abbott’s riposte to climate change talk at the G20 meeting in Brisbane. He told journalists that 80% of China’s electricity would still be generated from coal in 2030. Australia is a major coal exporter.


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