Life after coal: the renaissance of Bilbao

By Matt Finch, business and energy analyst Bilbao is an ancient city in Spain, dating from the 14th century. It has always been a major trading post and for most of the 20th century it was known for its iron, steel, and shipbuilding industries. The raw energy to fuel these industries came from coal. Whilst the…

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Urban life after coal: Leipzig

By Matt Finch, business and energy analyst Many countries are reducing the amount of coal burnt in power stations while coal mines are closing down in some parts of the world. However, there are thousands of people worldwide whose livelihood is threatened by this reduction, not to mention the millions of dollars invested in assets that will become stranded.…

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