Powering Past Coal and Battery Storage Advancements
Coming from the coal industry itself, Mining Journal writes how the Powering Past Coal Alliance, an organisation comprising nearly 50 global members, has agreed on a moratorium on any new traditional coal power stations without operational carbon capture and storage, plus support of clean power through PPCA policies. Powering Past Coal Alliance recognises that coal-fired plants currently produce almost 40% of global electricity, making coal a major contributor to climate change. With the costs of generating electricity from wind, solar and less expensive gas plummeting, the resulting cleaner power is now the low-cost option in many jurisdictions worldwide.
Mining Journal also conveys how, not surprisingly, The World Coal Association (WCA) says the alliance should focus on commercialising technologies to make coal power greener, as opposed to coming up with what they say are ‘overly ambitious targets’. The WCA also referenced the International Energy Agency’s latest world energy outlook when it stated that coal would remain the single largest source of electricity generation, at 26% through to 2040.
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