Nee, die kolen zijn gelukkig op hun retour

Pauw, Pieter
External Publications (2016)

published on NRC Handelsblad 30.01.2016


This opinion article is a reaction to another opinion article in the same newspaper, which brings an ode to coal. Pieter Pauw explains that coal is 'unburnable' in the context of climate change, and highlights environmental problems caused by coal mining and burning. Second, the benefits of wind and solar energy are mentioned. In off-shore Europe alone, there is enough wind energy available to supply all of Europe with electricity seven times. Europe's politicians should create an integrated renewable energy network to make the EU ready for the future.

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