India’s Coal Illusion
“India alone has plans to build a coal fleet nearly twice the size of the entire U.S. coal fleet. But if this pipeline has you thinking that a coal-fired future is inevitable, think again. These grandiose plans are an illusion the coal industry seeks to maintain because the truth is the majority of this global pipeline is nothing but vapour,” writes Justin Guay from the Sierra Club in Huffington Post.
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How Big Coal is shamelessly plotting to stay alive
“Just as it once helped Marlboro cigarettes push into Asia … public relations giant Burson-Marsteller is helping Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal company, become the dominant supplier to the world’s most ravenous coal market, a role worth billions to Big Coal that could lock in decades of dangerously high carbon emissions,” write Dan Zegart and Kevin Grandia in Salon.
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Coal companies talking rubbish on energy poverty
“The coal industry is very vocal in promoting energy poverty and pushing coal as a solution to it. The head of major coal company Peabody Energy describes energy poverty as ‘the world’s number one human and environmental crisis’. However, what Peabody says and what it does about energy poverty are very different,” write Rod Campbell, Cameron Amos and Andrew Scarlett from the Australia Institute in Business Spectator.
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