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IEW: Outcomes of conference on environmental and social impacts of fossil fuels

Inter-Environnement Wallonie (IEW) organised a series of three lectures on the environmental and social impacts of fossil fuels.

‘Our society seems to be addicted to fossil fuels which pushes many to explore them even further, but at what price? There is often a disregard for human rights, public health and the environment. How far will people go for an abundance of cheap energy?’ These are just some of the questions explored during the sessions.

The three lectures focused on ‘oil, the dark side of black gold’, ‘shale gas: revolution or hoax?’ and ‘Coal: the illusion of a gravy train?’ At the third lecture Julia Huscher, HEAL’s coal and health officer, spoke about the health impacts related to air pollution from coal power generation referring to our report ‘The Unpaid Health Bill: How coal power plants make us sick’.

The PowerPoint presentations from all three lectures are available here.

Originally posted on 6 February 2014

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