Coal's resurgence undermines fight against global warming: BP.

Guardian:Increased use of coal and heavy use of other fossil fuels such as oil and gas led to a 3% increase in world carbon emissions from energy in 2011. Coal has carved itself a 30% share of the global energy market – its highest level in over 40 years – undermining attempts by governments to reduce their carbon emissions, new figures show. China and India both increased their use of carbon-heavy coal by over 9% but Europe, where political consensus against global warming is strongest, also saw a 4% increase, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. The BP figures also show nuclear power use dropping by 4% – its lowest on record – while renewable energy used in power generation grew by 18%.”