Vietnam’s Vinh Tan 2 power plant a ‘monument to bad ideas’
“The red and white chimney of the Vinh Tan 2 power station towers above the small fishing village of the same name. Built by the Shanghai Electricity Company and powered with coal dust trucked down from Quang Ninh Province, the smoke stack now seems more like a monument to bad ideas—a symbol for everything that’s wrong with Vietnam’s future power plans,” writes Calvin Godfrey in Thanh Nien News.
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Village Rebuilt after Kosovo War at Risk from World Bank-Backed Coal Plant
“After an American-led bombing campaign ran Serb forces out of Kosovo, the people of Hade returned from refugee camps and from havens higher in the mountains. Over the next few years they rebuilt their village and resumed tending their cows and gardens and mining coal for KEK, Kosovo’s state-owned power company. But the homecoming hasn’t turned out the way they hoped … Kosovo’s government, bolstered by money and technical assistance from the World Bank, plans to clear and destroy the village,” writes Michael Hudson in Huffington Post.
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Giant New Zealand Native Snails Coal’s Latest Stranded Asset
“Solid Energy [a New Zealand Government-owned coal company] bet big on coal. They bet wrong. And the latest victims of Solid Energy’s arrogance and mismanagement are the giant native snails the company had promised to protect,” writes Tara Forde in Coal Action Network Aotearoa.
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