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Coal Under Siege

Two UN officials split on future of fossil fuels

Christiana Figueres

UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres

“Most fossil fuels should stay in the ground”

IN NOVEMBER 2013, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres addressed the World Coal Association (WCA) summit in Warsaw, Poland. (Her official title is Executive Secretary for the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change.)

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Tell EPA their plan needs a fix

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) paints a bulls-eye on America’s existing coal-fired power fleet. The CPP will require electric utilities to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent, based on 2012 levels, by 2030. We know what that could mean. More plant closures.
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