Highlights Coal’s use needs to fall by 73-97% from 2010 levels by 2050 Oil consumption needs to fall by 32-87% from 2010 levels Bioenergy, carbon capture could prolong emissions intensive economy London — Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels requires a cut of 73-97% in the use of coal for primary energy by 2050, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a special report Monday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The report suggests policies and technologies will be needed to enable a transition from coal, and to a lesser extent oil, to cleaner forms of energy, while also allowing for longer dependency on emissions-intensive lifestyles if carbon capture technologies are deployed. The report shows that oil will be able to maintain its role as the backbone of global energy until 2030 when coal has been […]