For the past 40 years, many of us have been told to stay away from coal.
As it becomes more and more expensive to run a coal-burning power plant, we are being told that it is safer to invest in clean, renewable energy.
This message is not only wrong, it is downright dangerous.
The fact is, we have not invested enough in renewables and are being misled by companies who are betting that the cheapest way to keep the lights on is to put coal-fueled power plants out of business.
That is a terrible choice, especially for communities and families.
In fact, it could make a lot of people’s lives harder.
Coal and the climate The most widely accepted explanation for why we are not investing in clean energy is that it will harm the environment.
However, this argument has been proven to be wrong, according to a report by the University of Oxford’s Energy and Environment Programme (E&E) and the Global Carbon Project.
The report’s authors, including James Watson, a climate change expert, and former environment minister, Richard Lochhead, found that: Coal is a much more environmentally damaging fossil fuel than any other fossil fuel, with an estimated carbon intensity of 1.4 per cent of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Coal has more than twice the greenhouse gas emissions of all other fossil fuels.
Coal plants are not only polluting, they also contribute to a variety of other environmental problems.
This includes: the burning of toxic coal-derived fertilizers; mercury pollution in drinking water; air pollution; and mercury pollution from the smokestacks that generate the electricity we use to heat our homes and businesses.
Coal is also the source of about 40 per cent the greenhouse gases emissions from power plants.
So while coal is a bad fossil fuel for the environment, it’s also a very good one for the economy.
The main problem with this argument is that we have been oversold.
The truth is that coal is far more expensive than any renewable energy source and its impacts are still being felt today.
The cost of electricity generation in the United States is about one-third the cost of wind and solar, for example.
It costs the same amount of coal to produce one megawatt hour of electricity as to supply a million kilowatt hours.
In other words, it costs the equivalent of 10 times more to generate electricity than it does to power a million megawatts of solar panels, for a total cost of about $1.6 trillion.
Coal power is also a lot more polluting than renewable energy, because the coal burning process converts CO2 into carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
The E&E and Global Carbon report estimates that over half of the world’s CO2 emissions come from coal burning, with almost all of that coming from the United Kingdom.
The world has more coal than any country on earth, but its use is decreasing, as well as the use of renewables like wind and sun, which have the potential to reduce CO2 levels.
In addition, a number of other countries, including China, are increasing their use of coal-generated electricity.
A report from the U.S. State Department found that while the United Nations has agreed to phase out coal by 2030, the U to develop a strategy to replace coal with other sources of power, like wind, geothermal, solar, and biomass.
The U.K. government is also working to replace fossil fuels with renewable sources, with the UK.
Climate Change Secretary, Caroline Spelman, promising in the House of Commons on Thursday that a new green energy scheme will be in place by the end of the year.
So what are we doing about it?
In a report released earlier this year, the E&EP and Global Climate Project found that the U, as a global leader in renewable energy generation, could save more than $200 billion in CO2 from 2030, which would be about one quarter of the total CO2 savings that could be achieved by a single nuclear power plant.
And the fact that there are many other countries working to reduce their emissions is also helping to increase the global pressure on coal- and other fossil-fuel-based power plants, especially in China, where coal-based plants accounted for over 70 per cent.
So, why is this happening?
It’s not that coal-driven power plants are bad, they’re just a little more expensive.
The biggest issue is that the energy sector in Australia and New Zealand has become so competitive that it has made it nearly impossible to compete for the very best deals.
The same can be said for many other industries.
In the U: the energy industry is now more profitable than the banking, insurance, telecommunications, insurance and finance sectors.
In Australia and India: the biggest energy companies have become the most profitable in the world.
And as we move toward a clean-energy future, coal will be an even bigger part of our energy mix.
As a result, the cost