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The life saving potential of coal

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| Brett Hogan

The life saving potential of coal

According to the World Health Organisation, over 3 billion people around the world still cook and heat their homes by burning biomass (including wood, crop waste and dung), and over 1.2 billion people have no access to electricity.

In India, the number of people without access to electricity is estimated to be at least 300 million with around 815 million people relying on biomass for cooking.

The IPA has calculated that increasing the supply of Australian coal to India could allow at least 82 million Indian people each year to access a regular and reliable source of electricity.

 

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