Britain will bring forward its target to end the use of coal in electricity generation by a year to October 2024, the government said on Wednesday, part of efforts to spur other nations to move more quickly to cut emissions before a climate summit. Since Britain completed its exit from the European Union last year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to build London’s influence on the world stage by getting countries back on track to meet global climate targets at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. Stopping the use of coal to generate electricity is a major step to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times, which scientists say would avoid the most devastating […]