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How Asia's 'first lady of coal' says she's working on a sustainable future

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How Asia's 'first lady of coal' says she's working on a sustainable future

Coal is one of the world's biggest polluters, with its transportation, storage and usage accounting for around 40% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations. One executive who says she wants to help reduce the Asia-Pacific region's dependence on the fossil fuel is Somruedee Chaimongkol, chief executive of energy firm Banpu Public Company. The company has operated coal mines in Thailand for almost four decades.

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