Friday, July 29, 2022

Fossil Fuel Fools

 The executive director of South Africa's Presidential Commission on Climate Change called the country's coal industry "delusional", saying the market for the fossil fuel is going to dwindle rapidly in the next decade.

South Africa, which gets most of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, is grappling with rolling blackouts, while coal miners are exporting more of their product to take advantage of sky-high prices.

Crispian Olver explained, "The transition is coming, but it's going to be impossible to have a conversation with the industry if we can't get past the basic denialism," 

Increased use of coal was the main factor driving up energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by over 2 billion tonnes in 2021, their largest ever annual rise in absolute terms, according to the International Energy Agency.

Coal industry is 'delusional', South Africa climate change official says (

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