Powering up against poverty

Oxfam, 2015
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A new Oxfam report challenges mining industry spin about coal and poverty, showing clearly that coal is not the solution to improving energy access in developing countries. Powering Up Against Poverty also finds that the Australian Government’s love affair with coal risks putting the country out of step with the rest of the world and harming our economic future, given renewable energy is likely to be the world’s leading source of electricity before 2030.
Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor and report author Dr Simon Bradshaw said that contrary to the aggressive rhetoric of the coal industry, coal was not suited to meeting the needs of most people in the developing world living without electricity.