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In Charts: UK, Canada and Germany call for coal phase-out despite own addictions

Coal-fired power plant in Germany
A coal-fired power plant in Germany. Along with the UK and Canada, the country is calling for an end to new coal-fired power plants and a reduction of emissions at existing plants (Photo: AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The UK, Canada and Germany are leading a push against coal as COP28 kicks off, despite failing to phase out the fuel themselves. The vast majority of new coal capacity in the past year, however, was in China, with new construction outside the country hitting record lows

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