Anti-Coal Lobbying Detrimental to Developing Economies, Needs a Check
Note: This article was originally published in Down to Earth on 11 September 2020. Prof Jun Arima was quoted.
Coal power is cheaper than most renewable energy and cannot be erased unless cheaper alternative renewable energy, especially in Asian economies that rely heavily on the resource, is available. There is an urgent need to check coal divestment movement influencing developing economies to shun coal altogether. These were the findings by Nobuhiro Horii, associate professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University, which were shared at the international symposium on coal in Japan. The symposium concluded on September 10, 2020.
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