Why coal is not the way forward – facts versus myths
Briefing | 14 November 2016
Coal is the single biggest contributor to global climate change. But governments and investors planning new coal capacities have a range of flimsy arguments why coal would be the best or the only alternative. This briefing busts a number of myths surrounding coal, such as “coal is cheap”, “alleviates poverty” or “coal is clean”.
Theme: Energy & climate
Project: Banovici lignite power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Kolubara B lignite-fired power plant, Serbia | Kolubara lignite mine, Serbia | Kosova e Re lignite power plant, Kosovo | Kostolac lignite power plant, Serbia | Mining boom in Mongolia | Pljevlja II lignite power plant, Montenegro | Plomin coal power plant, Croatia | Sostanj lignite thermal power plant unit 6, Slovenia | Stanari lignite power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Tuzla 7 lignite power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Ugljevik III lignite power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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