Dienstag, 3. März 2009

No new coal in Berlin!?

How appropriate ... While thousands protested coal at the Capitol Hill Power Plant, news filtered out that Vattenfall no longer plans a coal fired power station in Berlin. Vattenfall has so far refused to confirm these reports (they are scheduled to meet local politicians next week to present their energy scenario for Berlin ...). But Vattenfall clearly felt the pressure - with groups ranging from the local conservatives to development groups all united in opposing new coal. Friends of mine played a key role (see here and here for examples ...). I can only thank them! If confirmed, this is a huge victory; a huge step forward for the anti coal movement in Germany! Until we have confirmation, though, please continue to show that coal is unnacceptable here ;-). P.S. Schöner Tagesspiegel Kommentar hier.

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