Wall Street cleans up on 'clean' coal subsidies

While coal mining firms, utility companies and power consumers can benefit indirectly from the subsidy, the big winners are a diverse group of investors who identified the incentive as an easy way to make money.

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Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift

Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe.
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