China and US plan to cut coal emissions

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It’s called King Coal, and for good reason: coal is the most widely used primary fuel in the world. Despite its environmental cost, it remains the cheapest option, especially for developing countries.

Soon, some predict coal could get even cheaper. That’s thanks to an unintended consequence of trying to do the right thing.

CCTV’s Elaine Reyes explains.

China and US plan to cut coal emissions

It's called King Coal, and for good reason: coal is the most widely used primary fuel in the world. Despite its environmental cost, it remains the cheapest option, especially for developing countries. Soon, some predict coal could get even cheaper. That's thanks to an unintended consequence of trying to do the right thing. CCTV's Elaine Reyes explains.


Rob Barnett on the effects of cost of coal
So how big a problem is the relatively cheap cost of coal? CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Rob Barnett, a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.

Rob Barnett on the effects of cost of coal

So how big a problem is the relatively cheap cost of coal? CCTV America's Mike Walter spoke to Rob Barnett, a Senior Energy Economist with Bloomberg Government.