Coal ‘Unavoidable’ Energy Source for at Least 30 Years, AAP Says

Coal will be an “unavoidable” energy source for at least the next 30 years and cutting it off would bring “economic and social chaos,” the Australian Associated Press cited the country’s Climate Commissioner Roger Beale as saying.

It’s best for countries such as China to buy their coal from Australia, where it is mined efficiently, the newswire cited Beale as saying.

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