Global consumption of coal, the most polluting fuel has registered its biggest decline in history.
China has reduced its coal consumption by 4% this year, while coal imports fell more than 31%. Meanwhile, in the US, coal registered an 11% decline in the first seven months of this year. In Europe, the biggest regress was seen in the UK, where the coal use fell by 16%, aiming to become entirely “clean” by 2020. [emp]