Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Missouri, in the US, on February 1. Photo: AP Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Missouri, in the US, on February 1. Photo: AP
Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Missouri, in the US, on February 1. Photo: AP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Climate debate must confront the burning coal issues or risk catastrophic failure

  • Big Coal polluters are increasing investment in coal-fired power stations despite public pledges to the contrary
  • Vast sums spent on counteracting global warming would be better invested in technology to capture carbon at source, before it enters the atmosphere

Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Missouri, in the US, on February 1. Photo: AP Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Missouri, in the US, on February 1. Photo: AP
Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Missouri, in the US, on February 1. Photo: AP
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London