Worldwide, the coal industry is suffering as the demand for its product weakens in the face of a surge in clean, renewable energy options and a world that can no longer afford to continue to consume this dirty fossil fuel.
To deal with this decline in revenue, some coal companies like Peabody Energy are spending millions on advertising, public relations and lobbyists to convince politicians that coal is the answer to the issue of energy poverty in developing nations in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.
The coal industry will be working hard over the next month, starting at the recent G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey and continuing at the Paris climate conference in December, to convince world leaders that coal is part of the solution to energy poverty.
Here’s a a series of fact-filled infographics that tell the real story about coal and energy poverty:
#1: Coal is No Cure to Energy Poverty [click here or on the image to send a Tweet about it]
#2: World’s Poorest Most Affected by Coal [click here or on the image to send a Tweet about it]
#3: Climate Change is a Driver of Poverty That Threatens Decades of Development [click here or on the image to send a Tweet about it]
#4: Coal Causes 1 Million Premature Deaths Every Year [click here or on the image to send a Tweet about it]
Blog image: Woman in mask walking away from coal burning power plant via Shutterstock.