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PGE Belchatów Coal Plant, Poland
Signature label affixed on reverse
Digital c-type print
27 x 20 inches
Edition of 7Enquire
Bełchatów is the biggest coal plant in Europe and among the world’s largest lignite plants. The EU’s biggest carbon emitter, it burns a tonne of coal a second, and has the same annual CO2 output as whole nations.
Poland’s use of coal wreaks havoc with health, causing an estimated 2,500 early deaths each year. A recent study showed that children living near a coal plant in Poland were exposed to four times the amount of cancer-causing black carbon than children in France.
Poland is the only remaining EU country without a phase-out date for coal.