Prices are already soaring in a market that has been tight for months. European coal jumped 14% to a three-week high after news of the proposed ban.
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The Glasgow gathering has been billed as a make-or-break summit to curb global warming, with the U.K. pushing hard for world leaders to raise their climate ambitions.
The country faces "a perfect inflationary storm” that could plunge the economy into a recession next year.
The dirtiest fossil fuel, which was struggling against cleaner energy sources, is now seeing its biggest comeback ever, complicating climate talks just weeks away.
Food is piling up in all the wrong places, thanks to carriers hauling empty shipping containers.