Michel Petillo

The end of Coal: Reality Check on the Energiewende
Location: Brussels
Nationality: Belgian
Biography: I am a Brussels based photographer and member of the Belgian National Association of Professional Photographers and a Shutterhub photographer.  My work is inspired by close personal contact and social/humanistic themes.   Awards &... read on
The end of Coal: Reality Check on the Energiewende
michel petillo
Aug 8, 2018
Reality Check on the Energiewende

During the UN climate negotiations at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Bonn last November 2017, over 15 countries and several USA states such as California and Washington, plus 58private companies joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance. Carbon pollution from coal is considered a leading contributor to climate change. The Alliance’s charter states that to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement to keep global temperature increases “well below 2°C” and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C, traditional coal power-needs to be phased out by no later than 2030, and no later than by 2050 in the rest of the world.........

Article and photo series published in Revolve Magazine:
Some realities about the energy transition: coal is not dead (yet), hydrogen will replace oil (eventually) and everything will be about repurposing (someday).


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