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Greenpeace Targets Los Barrios Coal Terminal

Coal News - Published on Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Chronicle reported that Greenpeace activists carried out a protest in a port terminal in Los Barrios yesterday morning, unfurling climate change banners and calling for the closure of a nearby coal-fuelled power station by 2020. The activists used rigid-hulled inflatable boats to approach the terminal, which is part of the Port of Algeciras and handles coal shipments for a power station operated by Viesgo. The climbed cranes on the terminal and attempted to unfurl a giant banner but had to call of the protest due to high winds.

The activists later returned to the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, which was anchored off Getares beach in Algeciras.

The protest sought to highlight the challenge of climate change the campaign to end the use of fossil fuels to produce energy, in particular coal. Greenpeace has called for an end to any new public or private investment in coal-fuelled energy production.

According to Greenpeace, the Los Barrios plant was the sixth largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in Spain in 2018.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 23 Jul 2019
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