Tag: Energy

How much does an ultra-supercritical coal plant really reduce air pollution?

Sipat, Chhattisgarh, India, 2017. Photo: Greenpeace

Lauri Myllyvirta

The coal industry and some power utilities have been talking up the supposed benefits of ultra-supercritical power plants – leading some decision-makers and commentators to mistakenly believe that the choice of ultra-supercritical technology for a power plant will substantially mitigate air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. 

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An open letter to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) from members of Philippine civil society

The following is an open letter to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) from members of Philippine civil society, coursed sent to all members of its Board of Governors, in the hope that it will be considered during the Board’s annual meeting to be held in Jeju, South Korea this June 16 to 18, 2017:
Responding to the urgent demands concerning the climate crisis, energy poverty, and the need for development, and recognizing the capacity of people-centered renewable energy systems in providing accessible, clean and safe energy for the people’s benefit, we, the undersigned, call on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to:
1. 

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AIIB must deliver real ‘clean and green’ growth: leading South Asian civil society network

Media Release, June 9, 2017

With the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) due to finalize its Energy Sector Strategy in the coming days, the leading South Asian civil society network on debt and development is calling on its leadership to stand strong on its ambition of delivering “Lean, Clean and Green” infrastructure for the region. 

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