The burning of coal releases poisonous sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. The resulting acid rain corrodes rocks and vegetation. The survival of plants, animals and fish is threatened. In response, the European Community put in place measures to curb sulphur emissions from power stations by half.
This clip could be used to consider the effect of the generation of energy upon the environment. Students could design a poster that encourages people to cut down on the amounts of energy that they use in their homes.