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Global | Lancet Countdown 2017 Report Shows Urgency of Healthy Energy Transition

by: Jennifer Wang
Earlier this week a much-anticipated (in the climate and health world, at least) report was released from the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, entitled, “From 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health.”
There’s quite a lot of information contained in it, so in an effort to provide a quicker read and disseminate it more widely, we’ve just compiled some of the highlights related to energy (particularly coal) and health, and the role of the health sector in supporting the healthy energy transition. 

IEEFA Report: Philippine Banking Sector at Risk in Ill-Advised US$21 Billion Expansion of Coal Fleet

Current energy policies in the Philippines pass on the costs of coal risk to consumers, who are forced to shoulder higher electricity bills as a result, notes the report, which shows how adding renewables to electricity systems erode the utilization rates of coal power because cleaner energy has become the least-cost option in many areas.