Resources in Coal Myths

Human Cost of Coal Power: Indonesia

This report documents the human cost of existing and planned coal plants in Indonesia. The report finds that existing coal-fired power plants in Indonesia cause an estimated 6,500 premature deaths every year, and that if all 117 proposed coal plants are built in Indonesia, they could cause an estimated 28,300 premature deaths every year.

The Bliss of Ignorance

Through first-hand testimony The Bliss of Ignorance investigates South Africa's complex relationship with one of the country's most abundant resources: coal. With experts predicting the creation of a "sick" generation in the Mpumalanga region (which is home to 12 of the world's largest power stations), this documentary looks at the impact of South Africa's energy policy - particularly the support for Eskom's coal-fired power stations - on public health. In February 2015 energy giants Eskom were granted five years grace from complying with atmospheric emission standards, making this film ever more timely and relevant.

Failing to Solve Energy Poverty: how much international investment is going to distributed clean energy access?

Increasingly, distributed clean energy is proving to be an important tool for providing energy services for those living beyond the grid. Distributed clean energy includes off-grid and mini-grid renewable energy solutions that provide power to populations either not reached by the conventional grid or those connected to the grid but considered ‘under-electrified’ as a result of chronic power outages or load shedding. Distributed clean energy has several advantages for poor populations, including the fact it can be deployed more rapidly and cheaply than the grid can be extended.