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World coal production dips 6.2% in biggest all-time fall

Jun 20, 2017, 3:43 AM EDT
(Source: Bureau of Land Management/flickr)
(Source: Bureau of Land Management/flickr)

In a press release aptly titled “Energy markets in transition,” the data by BP Statistical Review of Energy revealed that the global coal production dropped by 6.2 percent last year, which is the biggest fall in its history.

Another encouraging figure showed that coal consumption shrank for the second consecutive year, sliding by 1.7 percent, writes Tree Hugger. The U.K. championed the wave of green change as it consumed 52.5 percent less coal in 2016.

Analysts believe that the transition from the traditional fossil fuel may momentarily weaken economic growth globally but a “fast decline in the average amount of carbon emitted per unit of GDP, offsets that negative impact, notes Digital Journal

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