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World Coal Association's Sporton discusses global disconnect on industry's future

What is the global coal industry seeking from governments at this December's United Nations climate meeting in Paris? During today's OnPoint, Benjamin Sporton, chief executive of the World Coal Association, explains why he believes developing nations will continue to rely on coal, even as they bring more clean energy online. He also discusses the challenging market dynamics facing the U.S. coal industry and talks about the viability of commercial-scale carbon capture and storage technology.