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U.S. ‘Won’t Have Coal’ by 2030, John Kerry Predicts in Glasgow

John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, during a Bloomberg Television interview on Sept. 22, 2021.

John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, during a Bloomberg Television interview on Sept. 22, 2021.

Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, predicted the world’s biggest economy will stop burning coal by the end of the decade. 

“By 2030 in the United States, we won’t have coal,” Kerry said Tuesday during an interview with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. “We will not have coal plants.”