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Coal in the crosshairs in Europe but fuelling emerging markets

The International Energy Agency estimated in December that coal demand will continue to grow by an average of 2.1 percent through 2019, even if this is slower than the 3.3 percent average recorded in 2010-2013.

India to surpass US as coal consumer in 5 yrs: IEA

India is likely to be the second largest consumer of coal, surpassing the United States, in the next five years, says a report.