King coal's grey future

Coal has several alternative futures. Will the industry win, and find more environmentally acceptable ways to use coal? Or will politicians, and investors, drive a different path?

*This is part two of a two-part article on coal's future. For part one, A war on an inferior fuel, click here.

In 2012, the International Energy Agency warned that more than two-thirds of the currently known fossil fuel reserves will have to remain in the ground, unburned, through 2050 if there is to be any chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees.

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