What a perfect example of news spin in order to produce fake news. What G20 country uses the most coal? China. Let’s try it differently – what country dwarfs all others in coal use? China. What country uses ever more coal? China. What country finances new coal power plants in plenty of developed countries through Belt and Road? China – Skip the G20 crap. Yes, other G20 countries use coal too but most of them have falling consumption – most of all the US. The coal monster is China and if you put their annual coal pile beside the annual coal pile of the entire rest of the world, its a bit larger. So, my dear Guardian, take out G20 and put in China in order to put some truth in there. But China is everyone’s darling even when they don’t respect any commitment and waste the air as if there was no tomorrow and the US is a vile criminal even while their emissions drop more than anyone else’s. Fake news is as real as a heart attack.
G20 countries have almost tripled the subsidies they give to coal-fired power plants in recent years, despite the urgent need to cut the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis.