>> Just 30 or so miles from the UN climate talks taking place in Katowice in Poland, coal is still king. This is the home of the European Union's largest coke and coal producer, JSW. And far from scaling back productions and emissions, it's looking to increase output over the next decade.
Poland's ambitions to invest in coal have stirred outrage at the COP24 talks, ironically sponsored by JSW. Boss Daniel Ozon argues there's no easy substitute for coke and coal>> It's gonna be, I think, two, three decades, at least, until there is a good substitute economically feasible.>> JSW is also investing in solar energy and converting methane into energy.
But scientists, gathered for the nearby climate talk, say there's no longer a place for coal in the energy mix.>> Cleaner coal, dirtier coal, but coal really is a greenhouse gases and it has to be displaced by much cleaner energy, wind and solar panel in order to tackle climate change and deal with air pollution.
>> The stakes are high. The COP24 talks are being billed as the most important UN conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change. With an end-of-year deadline to agree a rulebook on how to enforce global action and limit further warming of the planet. As host, Poland's own record is coming under renewed scrutiny.