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More coal plants will deepen instead of cut poverty, caution researchers

One reason developing countries - and those who fund projects there - continue to look to coal to meet growing energy needs is that it's what they already know, Ms Wykes said.


BUILDING just a third of planned new coal-fired power plants around the world would push hundreds of millions of people into poverty as it accelerates climate change past an agreed limit of two degrees Celsius of warming, development researchers warn.

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