When a coal mine is good for the environment

Luca Silipo
1 min readOct 18, 2021
The Zollverein Coal Mine in Essen, Ruhr (Germany). Photo by myself.

Amazing to learn that coal, one of the dirtiest power sources is in fact the way nature stores one of its cleanest, solar energy.

So, instead of bashing marvels of humanity such as the Zollverein Coal Plant in the Ruhr, as it is sometimes done by improvised climate activist, we should admire in awe this engineering and design masterpiece that was erected at a time when humanity was…

Luca Silipo

I am an economist and author dedicated to finding applicable solutions to achieve social sustainability while preserving economic growth.