Environment

Coal Fired Power Stations

Environment

Posted by: jtmorri

11th Nov 2021 09:33am

The 2021 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow has seen more than 40 countries agree to phase out coal-fired power to keep 1.5C alive. Canada, Poland, South Korea, Ukraine, Indonesia and Vietnam will phase out using coal for electricity generation between 2030 - 2040. The biggest coal dependent economies of Australia, India, the Us and Australia were missing from the deal.

Australia has more money to make by digging coal out of the ground. Do you think Australia should stop coal mining, using coal for electricity generation and export of coal to other countries (just like we stopped for asbestos after it caused harm to people), because coal causes harm to the environment?





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jtmorri
  • 11th Nov 2021 10:34pm

Update: So as a gesture today the US and China have agree to deal of phasing out using cola for electricity generation, however Australia still has not joined the initiative. So, my question still remains,
Australia has more money to make by digging coal out of the ground. Do you think Australia should stop coal mining, using coal for electricity generation and export of coal to other countries (just like we stopped for asbestos after it caused harm to people), because coal causes harm to the environment?

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