Resources in Myth: Coal is Clean

Stopping the child brain drain

HEAL’s new briefing wants to draw attention to the fact that coal power plants are the number one source of mercury emissions in the EU, and the second largest source globally. With plans to more than double the coal capacity in the Western Balkans from 6.4 to 15 GW, mercury exposure is set to increase. HEAL advocates for the introduction of a moratorium on new coal projects, and a phase out of coal power generation in these countries.

Coal Industry’s Climate Plan Doesn’t Add Up

Coal producers and lobbyists are yet again promoting "clean coal" as the justification for continued expansion of energy coal as we make the inevitable transition to the low-carbon economy. Conscious that they can no longer credibly reject the evidence of accelerating climate change, the Minerals Council of Australia and the World Coal Association claim that the latest "clean coal" technologies, in the form of lower emission coal plants and carbon capture and storage, are an effective response.