Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Energy poverty is a real problem. Coal is a bogus solution. #auspol 

jpratt27

Coal only makes global poverty worse.
Some 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to electricity. 2.8 billion burn charcoal, wood, or other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Lack of access to clean, reliable energy services, or “energy poverty,” is a terrible problem for those who face it, leading to hours of drudgery gathering fuels and high mortality from indoor pollution (which kills around 4 million people a year).
Energy poverty stands in the way of better health, better education, and better jobs.

Development experts increasingly agree that there is no way to end extreme poverty without making energy access universal.

That’s what the UN and the World Bank have set out to do by 2030 with the Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
Meanwhile, the coal industry finds its fortunes on the decline in the developed world, losing out to natural gas and renewables. All its hopes…

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October 27, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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