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EU accepts it will burn more coal in move away from Russian gas

By Andy Bounds

18 May 2022 · 2 min read

Brussels has given the green light for the EU to burn more coal over the next decade as it tries to end the use of Russian gas and oil.

Coal is the most carbon-intensive fuel but the European Commission said the EU would use 5 per cent more than previously expected over the next five to 10 years as the bloc tries to replace Russian energy imports.

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