DID YOU KNOW?
1 kg of coal* needs to be burned to operate an average hand dryer for 1 hour.
- creates 6% of global methane emissions, which has 84 times more warming potential than carbon dioxide,
- results in higher risk health hazards for workers and local populations, including lung and kidney diseases,
- destroys and contaminates ecosystems – land, water and air.
Coal provides approx. 40% of global electricity supply (and approx. 30% of global energy supply).
The world’s coal power plants use enough freshwater to meet the basic needs of 1 billion people.
*based on our expert’s calculations.