Tag: Bangladesh

CoalWire 66, 5th December 2014

This week the German Government has announced coal plants will be required to close, Greenpeace have released a major report on pollution from coal mines in South Kalimantan in Indonesia, a Turkish administrative court has rejected environmental assessment reports for a proposed US$2 billion coal power station and the largest Norwegian pension fund manager has announced it is dropping its investments in 27 coal company stocks.

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Artists, musicians, writers protest government plans for massive coal plant in the Sundarbans

Over the weekend, Bangladeshi artists performed plays, sang songs, and recited poetry all in a bid to protect the Sundarbans—the world's biggest mangrove forest—from the threat of a massive coal plant. Construction is already under way on the hugely controversial Rampal coal plant, a 1,320 megawatt plant set just 14 kilometers from the edge of the Sundarbans.

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