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1 kg of coal* needs to be burned to operate an average hand dryer for 1 hour

Coal mining:

  • 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.

Sources: IEA, Greenpeace, Greenpeace