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Reimagining Energy Leadership: Achieving Our SDGs Through a Human-Centric Energy Transition

RMI , 22 Jan 2022
Empowering energy professionals to be leaders of clean energy economies in the Global south.

How coal mining is displacing millions

DW Planet A , 23 Apr 2021
Everybody loves to hate coal. But are things really changing on the ground? Follow me into the gritty heartland of the Indian coal belt to meet indigenous communities who are, arguably, facing the direst impact of our dirty coal habit.

क्या चाहते हैं कोयला खदानों के पास रहने वाले [The true costs of coal mining in India]

DWHindi , 01 Aug 2021
बिजली के लिए कोयले की खदानों पर काफी निर्भरता है. साथ ही बहस भी है कि विकास जरूरी है या पर्यावरण.इसी सवाल को लेकर हम मध्य भारत के एक गांव में पहुंचे जो खदानों के आसपास बसा है.

What are 'just transitions' for people and environment affected by mining in India?

Mongabay India , 20 Jul 2020
India’s mineral sector is diverse. From sand to atomic minerals and from coal to limestone, the industry involves the production of over 85 minerals every year, worth trillions of rupees. However, mining disturbs ecosystems and vulnerable communities.

A coal mining site is being restored and reclaimed in Jharkhand

Mongabay India , 01 Apr 2021
The Piparwar opencast coal mining project spread over 1,120 hectares stopped mining operations in 2020 after about 30 years of operations.

A just transition: The way forward for coal communities

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington, DC , 13 Mar 2017
From renewable energy to nanotechnology to industrial heritage tourism- this short video highlights how some former coal regions have transformed themselves in preparation for life after coal. 

Coal Boy | WHY POVERTY?

THE WHY , 29 Oct 2012
In the Jaintia Hills of northeast India, a young boy descends everyday into the 'rathole' coalmines. He works in these hard and dangerous conditions, so he can support his family. But in the dark he dreams of digging to the 'other end of the world'. He cherishes the hope of a better life. Even the darkest tunnel is no limit to the boy's imagination and courage. But are the inequities of the world too vast for the boy's hope to become reality? 

From Coal to Renewables: the Energy Transition in Emerging Markets

Accenture , 04 Nov 2021
COP26 represents the world’s last best chance to limit global warming to 1.5°c, to turn the Paris commitments into action and to help build a sustainable future for all

Goodbye coal, hello clean: Asia's energy transition

Global Wind Energy Council , 06 Aug 2021

Energy in Transition: Coal, Solar, and India’s Next Decade

Imperial College Business School's , 13 Dec 2020
Imperial College Business School's Centre for Climate Finance & Investment present their new research on energy transition scenarios and financial risks in the world’s fifth-largest economy. Imperial College Business School inspires the best minds to become future business leaders. As part of Imperial College London, a global leader in science and technology, we drive business advantage through the fusion of business and technology and an entrepreneurial mindse

The political economy of coal and its implications for clean energy transitions

United Nations - Climate Change COP 26 , 10 Nov 2021
Stiftung Mercator Foundation, University of Potsdam Based on lessons from countries phasing out coal, established coal users, countries phasing in coal, and coal exporters, this session will explore entry points to design politically feasible, climate compatible, and socially fair coal phase-out policies across a variety of contexts. Speakers: Policy makers, representatives from the private sector, unions, or the civil society from the countries relevant to the global coal phase-out discussion, as well as researchers and practitioners from international organizations| 

Breakthrough in renewable energy

VPRO Backlight , 04 May 2016
It’s not in the papers but a silent revolution is moving across the world. Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than from fossil fuels. It means that progressively the choice for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical one but an economic one. And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy. In countries like Brazil, Australia, Chile and parts of the United States people consider renewable energy because of financial reasons. The price of solar and wind energy will continue to drop and in more countries renewable energy will occur. A surprising newcomer on the market is Morocco, where the gove

Coal Curse: A film on the political economy of coal in India

Greenpeace India , 11 Sep 2013
Coal Curse, a film by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, supported by Greenpeace, takes you on a journey to the land of dirty coal and the trials and tribulations of the people working in the coal mines. The documentary explores the political economy of coal in contemporary India with the situation in Singrauli as a case study. It highlights the scandal, popularly called Coalgate, and the consequences of coal mining in the Singrauli region in central India. It raises questions as to whether extraction of coal is the best answer to secure India's energy needs. 

Nation In Transition Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Sept. 2021 DOC SHORTS Film Festival.

Wildsound Festival , 11 Sep 2021
Building on the success of its award-winning debut film in the Current Revolution series, American Resilience Project presents Nation in Transition, an exploration of the energy transition in the Southwest, where power and water systems are increasingly stressed due to more frequent extreme heat and drought, and where increasing numbers of coal-fired power plants are closing due to market forces. Within the wider context of our global energy transition, the film highlights the coal-to-renewables transition on the Navajo Nation and across northern Arizona through the stories of workers, their families and communit

From coal to wind: a renewable energy story

E.ON Energy UK , 19 Aug 2019
This film shows how the renewable energy transition from coal to wind power has been a reality for a family-run wind farm in Wales that we buy renewable energy from.