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Coal should play no part in post-coronavirus recoveries, U.N. chief says

Coal should play no part in any country’s post-coronavirus stimulus plan and economic recovery should align with global climate goals, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a lecture to Chinese students.

“There is no such thing as clean coal, and coal should have no place in any rational recovery plan,” Guterres told an online audience of students and researchers in a lecture organised by Tsinghua University late on Thursday.

“It is deeply concerning that new coal power plants are still being planned and financed, even though renewables offer three times more jobs, and are now cheaper than coal in most countries,” he said.

China is a major consumer of coal and is still developing new coal mines and power projects while also making efforts to develop green energy.

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ET Energy World
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