U.S. isolated at G-20 meet over coal – The Japan News

U.S. isolated at G-20 meet over coal – The Japan News

BARILOCHE, Argentina (Reuters) — The United States split from other Group of 20 member countries on Friday over the future of the coal industry and the 2015 Paris climate accord, though all of them agreed to transition to cleaner fuels to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Speaking at a press conference at the close of the G-20 meeting of energy ministers in Bariloche, Argentina, Germany’s director of energy policy Thorsten Herdan said G-20 member countries “have to get out of coal” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.

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