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Coal Expansion and SEC's Big Climate Move

23 mins listen March 25, 2022

Coal is a complex topic: it's the main factor driving up global energy-related carbon emissions, yet it is a cheap and stable fuel source millions rely on for their energy and livelihoods. So, why does it have such staying power? And why has 2022 seen so many planned coal expansion projects? We discuss such things in our first story. Then, we give you the MSCI ESG Research hot take on the new proposed requirement by the SEC that companies will need to reveal detailed information about their greenhouse gas emissions. This is a major development in how the SEC addressed climate disclosure in the financial markets.

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Linda-Eling Lee

Head, MSCI Sustainability Institute

Sylvain Vanston

ESG Researcher, MSCI

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