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EU Sends More Arms to Ukraine, Bans Russian Coal Despite Energy Crisis

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - On a day of give and take, Western nations made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine while the European Union's full ban on Russian coal imports kicked in Thursday, adding to the sanctions against Moscow that intelligence claims are hurting its defence exports.

China Limits Power Use After Boasting Coal Would Save It from Blackouts

Less than a month after proudly boasting its heavy use of coal-fired power plants would spare China from blackouts and keep its factories humming, China’s industrial provinces are imposing power restrictions to control soaring demand for electricity.

Report: Indian Traders Using Asian Currencies to Buy Russian Coal

Indian traders have reportedly been settling payments for Russian coal in currencies other than the U.S. dollar β€” including the Chinese yuan, the Hong Kong dollar, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) dirham, and the euro β€” in an effort to skirt Western sanctions imposed on Moscow in recent months in response to its latest war with Ukraine, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

China Sees Major Increase in Coal Use, Including Sanctions-Defying North Korean Imports

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday boasted that China’s β€œenergy independence capacity” is at a record high of over 80 percent thanks to the Chinese Communist Party β€œbeefing up energy security” by burning mountains of heavily polluting coal. Some of that coal is coming from North Korea, in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

China Approves $458 Million Coal Project amid Power Crisis

China's National Energy Administration (NEA) said Thursday it approved a coal mine project worth 3.1 billion yuan ($458 million) in the country's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Reuters reported.

Biden Energy Adviser Hochstein: 'Don't Want to See the Resurgence of Coal' and Want 'to See Oil and Gas Grow' 'at the Moment'

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s β€œYour World,” White House Senior Energy Adviser Amos Hochstein stated that β€œwe don’t want to see the resurgence of coal” and β€œwe want to see oil and gas grow in the United

U.N. Chief: Ignoring Climate Change Is β€˜Collective Suicide’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claimed on Monday that humanity would be committing β€œcollective suicide” by ignoring climate change – a problem he suggested humanity could only address by breaking its β€œaddiction” to fossil fuels.
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