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Cheap coal swells in Southeast Asia, foiling global green push

Japanese builders of carbon-spewing plants face backlash from ESG-minded investors

A coal-fired power plant in Thailand. Southeast Asia's appetite for the carbon-emitting fuel is growing rapidly. 

TOKYO -- Southeast Asian countries are turning to low-cost coal to satisfy their surging electricity demand as the West shies away from the fossil fuel under pressure from green-minded investors.

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