Nigeria Coal

Nigeria Coal Atlas
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How much coal should Nigeria burn to increase electricity supplies for the country? Is coal economically viable, and what health hazards does it bring to Nigerians? The Nigeria Coal Atlas has relevant facts & figures from domestic and international sources.

Yobe State, 2013
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Coal is pure carbon. It is the most intense carbon emitter. How will Nigeria look like in a decade or two, if carbon emissions continue unabated and if the planet warms by 2 degrees Celsius? Christine K of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Nigeria has compiled these snapshots of how climate change is already affecting Nigeria today, from north to south, and what is to come if carbon emissions continue to rise.

Coal Atlas Nigeria: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

Coal Atlas Nigeria contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With detailed graphics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics.

Hard Talk between Ambassador Joseph Ayalogu, Executive Director Corporate Relations of ETA Zuma Group, the company that holds licences for coal mining and coal power plants in Kogi State, and Nnimmo Bassey, Director of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation, who advocates for ‘leaving coal in the hole’ and opposes extraction. Will coal push Nigeria into the industrial age? Or will it leave host communities as impoverished and polluted as some communities in the Niger Delta? The Hard Talk was moderated by Christine K, Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Nigeria.

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The coal industry uses taxpayers’ money to keep its prices low – and it does not compensate for the costs of climate change or disease. A brief look at the scale of the problem. A chapter from the Coal Atlas.

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Open-cast mining destroys the landscape of both the pit and the surrounding area. Efforts to restore these areas often fail and the surface above the underground mines sinks. A chapter from the Coal Atlas.

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The share of renewable energy in the global power mix is growing fast. Nations and corporations are switching over. However, a complete shift away from fossil energy is still not in sight. A chapter from the Coal Atlas.

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Trading in pollution permits has blossomed into a big business. The system has produced little benefit for the climate. Even so, the alternatives are barely discussed. A chapter from the Coal Atlas.