Energy in Zimbabwe, · Energy in Zimbabwe is a serious problem for the country. Extensive use of firewood leads to deforestation and the electricity production capacity is too low for the current level of consumption. Zimbabwe has one hydropower plant and four coal-fired generators that produce a total combined capacity of 2,240 megawatts (MW). What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Mining?, · Mining gives people a portion of the resources needed for modern civilization, but it can also lead to environmental harm. While some are in favor of mining due to the resources it produces and the jobs it provides in the U.S., some are opposed to mining based on opposition to destructive mining practices and environmental concerns.