Gas growth won't kill coal, says BHP

The mining giant's boss, Andrew Mackenzie, says fossil fuels will retain market dominance despite climate threat.

BHP Billiton boss Andrew Mackenzie believes over 70 per cent of the world’s energy will still come from fossil fuels by 2030 despite noting the impact of such energy sources on the world’s climate.

“Warming of the climate is real, human activity is the dominant cause of this warming and physical impacts are unavoidable,” he said at a conference in Houston.

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