NOTE: This post was previously titled “42bn sacrilegious dollars spent on coal power plants from 2013-2019”

When you view the world through rose-coloured glasses (made largely from oil and gas based materials) that offer seductive glimpses of billions of wealthy people frolicking between solar arrays in windmill-lined fields, it seems weird that anyone at all could possibly still want coal-fired energy. I mean, how dare they ruin such totally feasible, nay essentially inevitable, utopian visions of our heavenly future Earth!

Clearly all people should just stop using coal ASAP and as Bob Marley sang “everything’s gonna be alright”.

Ridiculous how we, the smart, clean citizens of the world, can allow such humanity-destroying lifestyle choices like using coal to generate subsistence level energy requirements. It must be stopped, today!

Why should we put up with such disgusting selfishness any longer?!

Yet, as in the article below, that is exactly what they expect us to do! I tell you, it’s a sin…

BONUS: Spot the fantastic example of cognitive dissonance at the end of this article where a call for more energy for “these countries” is juxtaposed with a call for, you guessed it, less energy.


“Nearly $42 billion (£30.3bn) was invested in coal power plants in 18 countries during a six-year period, between 2013 and 2019. That’s according to new research by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), which suggests that governments continue to subsidise additional coal-fired generation capacity in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The study shows Bangladesh, India and Pakistan secured the majority of financial commitments to new coal projects.”


Countries ‘spent $42bn on coal power plants between 2013 and 2019’ – Energy News Live