Dirty coal is desperately trying to clean up it's image. Coal proponents are trying to buy their way into a clean energy future by promoting "high efficiency, low emissions" coal plants. It's time to stop this deception. This fact sheet describes the technologies used to control pollution and improve the efficencies of coal plants.
Air pollution is an important risk factor for health in Europe and worldwide. A recent review of the global burden of disease showed that it is one of the top ten risk factors for health globally. Worldwide an estimated 7 million people died prematurely because of pollution; in the European Union (EU) 400,000 people suffer a premature death.
This factsheet outlines coal's contribution to global climate change and why we need to urgently make the transition from coal to renewables. Scientists have found that more than 80% of known coal reserves need to stay in the ground in order to stay within 2 degrees celsius of global warming, the globally accepted limit.