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As Climate Talks Start, U.K. Is Burning the Most Coal in Eight Months

World leaders meeting in Scotland for climate talks this week are meant to be talking about how to consign coal to history, but the host nation itself is turning to the dirtiest fossil fuel for power.

The U.K. is burning the most coal since March, with network operator National Grid Plc asking Drax Group Plc’s and Electricite de France SA to fire up coal stations to meet rising demand on Tuesday evening. Wind speeds have slowed down sharply, leaving the U.K. reliant on burning coal and natural gas.