The Anchorage Daily News has an article today stating that many of Poland’s CEOs have been addressed on current concerns of using coal rather than cleaner, renewable sources (http://www.adn.com/2013/11/18/3182961/un-climate-chief-calls-on-coal.html#storylink=cpy).
“Poland generates some 90 percent of its electricity from coal and Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski said coal must be a part of talks on reducing CO2 emissions. ‘You cannot have a low-emissions energy transformation without talking about coal, because it’s the second-biggest energy source in the world, he said’.”
The article goes on to say that coal accounts for less than 30 percent of the world’s energy supply but more than 40 percent of energy emissions (according to the International Energy Agency). No doubt this is an average of ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ coals together. This world movement may seem far from us in Alaska, yet may be of interest considering the State’s energy sources.