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Coal Exit or Coal Expansion? A Review of Coal Market Trends and Policies in 2017

While 38% of global power generation come from coal (in 2017), coal-related CO2 emissions represent more than 70% of power sector emissions. Coal-fired power plants are also the leading source of all primary air pollutants within the power sector, causing respiratory diseases and premature deaths. Structural changes are fast sweeping through global electricity markets. Global coal power investment has passed an all-time peak and has contracted over the past two years. Investment in greenfield coal mines is also at a standstill in all major coal exporting countries.

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Colombia's Resurgence in Global Cocaine Production

OECD: Amid Strong Outlook for U.S. Economy, Risks Abound