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Last coal projects try to squeeze through elsewhere, India opens door

The coal industry has filled headlines this week with stories that seem to contradict one another. In Australia, Germany and the UK, protests are ramping up around continued proposals for investment in coal infrastructure. Some of these projects may just squeeze themselves into existence, but 2020 will be the dying days for new coal projects in many countries; even the US looks set to join the party. But as one door closes, another one might open, for instance in India, if proposals to waiver carbon taxes are allowed to materialize. In the long run this will not only mean that India will miss climate targets – the country will also end up with a much larger bill to pay for…

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