The amount of new coal fired power stations in the world is increasing – rapidly.
A sample article from the Alarmist sites ;
Since the year 2000, coal fired generation has DOUBLED in capacity. It is set to increase by a further 25% in the next few years. All of this is in China, India, the developing world. With the Western , developed world, cutting back and shuttering coal plants or converting them to gas.
Why are these countries (and 16 MORE countries) doing this?
It is both simple and moral.
By building power infrastructure these countries will be immensely improving the lives of their citizens. With a stable grid supply villages and small towns that eke out a living “off the grid” will be able to be deploy appliances that will make the lives of the inhabitants both easier – and healthier. Little known fact – it is estimated that between 3 and 4 million people annually die early due to the indoor pollution in their homes where meals are prepared over fires supplied by dry dung. Hot water to clean is a luxury, pumps for fresh water are non-existent – the list goes on.
Why coal? Most of these countries have coal resources. It costs far less time and money to build coal powered stations than to take up large swathes of land for imported solar panels that produce erratically. It gets power to people who need it – and who, when they get it – will be able to produce more, live better and live longer.
It’s pretty simple really. Real power to the real people.