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The Myth of “Clean Coal”: Why Coal Can Only Ever Be Dirty

January 2019

In January 2019, the Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle campaign launched an important research report that demonstrates that coal can only ever be dirty. The report warns that, while “clean coal” is sometimes promoted as the lifeline that will allow governments to continue to depend on coal for energy generation, there is no such thing as “clean coal”.

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