Source: FRONTLINE Heat
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FRONTLINE Heat is a global report on what is being done by the world’s largest corporations and governments to respond to the challenges posed by climate change and to the call for reductions in carbon emissions.
In this video case study from Heat, correspondent Martin Smith investigates the challenges facing America's coal industry and examines its ability to thrive in a new carbon-constrained world.
In this video case study and corresponding business module, students are asked to consider how industries and governments are responding to climate change through a set of key themes, discussion questions and a classroom exercises. Students will present solutions to the challenging problems posed in the module.
In Coal in America: What is the Strategy, we explore how coal is the most ubiquitous form of energy generation in the US, but also the dirtiest. With a generation’s worth of useful life left in most coal plants, and clean coal still a theory, how will the industry adapt in a carbon-constrained world? The module examines the industry’s challenges and opportunities and asks students to think about the short-term and long-term future of coal in America.
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