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Calls grow for full fossil fuel reckoning

"Kieran Clarke of the International Institute for Sustainable Development says that drawing attention to the social costs of what can appear to be a cheap option for power generation, such as coal, can have a bigger impact on policy than focusing on environmental damage.

"I think that governments are quite rational about this," he told DW. He cited the example of China, where he says the government may not be highly motivated to prevent climate change - but is turning toward renewable power over coal to combat the ongoing problem of air pollution."

June 1, 2015