IEA warns of coal resurgence as economy rebounds

As the global economy recovered from Covid-19 lockdowns, coal power reached unprecedented levels in 2021, leading to an all-time high in the sector’s CO2 emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

by Claudia Delpero
A shepherd with his sheep in front of the Maritsa East II, the largest thermal power plant in Bulgaria. Photo: Nikolay Doychinov / AFP via Getty Images
A shepherd with his sheep in front of the Maritsa East II, the largest thermal power plant in Bulgaria. Photo: Nikolay Doychinov / AFP via Getty Images

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