People in countries such as Pakistan, where poverty really does mean starving to death (one of the very positive things about the US is that no one, aside from the occasional “outlier” that can never be completely cleared, does so), are avidly looking at developing their coal resources.[from Al Jazeera]
Pakistan is planning to generate 6,000 megawatts [sic] of electricity from coal-based power plants, but it lacks the resources to upgrade its mining industry.
The coal-rich mountains of Balochistan province have hundreds of millions of tonnes of coal, but 70 percent of it remains untapped.
Pakistan’s coal industry is struggling with decades-old methods of extraction, limited investment, poor infrastructure and unsafe working conditions.
Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports from a remote mine in Balochistan.