Category: Coal

The Real Climate Impact of Burning Lignite Coal: Accounting for Sulfur Dioxide’s Cooling Effect

Introduction Lignite is a low-grade coal characterized by high moisture content and low calorific value. It is the lowest quality coal and therefore the cheapest, making it a popular fuel source in developing countries. However, burning lignite emits large amounts of carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. One way to mitigate the climate impact