Resistance in Sweden to Selling, Rather Than Closing, Lignite Mines and Plants in Eastern Germany

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Megan Darby for Climate Change News:The Swedish government is expected to decide this week whether to allow the sale of some of Europe’s most polluting assets. At issue are state-owned Vattenfall’s brown coal mines and plants in Germany, which it wants to offload to Czech firm EPH.Olivia Linander of 350.org urged the ruling parties to “show they take the Paris Agreement seriously” by blocking the transaction.An opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace, WWF and Swedish Society for Nature Conservation suggests the public is inclined to agree. Nearly half (49%) oppose the sale, compared to 27% in favour.The figures are similar among voters for the Social Democrats, whose minister Mikael Damberg is responsible for the decision: 49% against, 32% for.Vattenfall expects to lose US$2.7-3.3 billion in the transaction, yet argues it is cheaper than holding onto the loss-making business.Shedding the five opencast mines and four power stations will shrink the firm’s carbon footprint by two thirds – seen as desirable for its reputation and bankability.Gerard Wynn, analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, questioned whether it would really be more expensive for Vattenfall to decommission the mines.“If it is about brand, it is not great if you are potentially going to create a big mess in Eastern Germany,” he said. “Which is more important, bankers or your voters?”Sweden faces climate test as voters oppose brown coal sale Resistance in Sweden to Selling, Rather Than Closing, Lignite Mines and Plants in Eastern Germanylast_img read more

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Coronavirus: ACE Power Promotions donates to Dansoman Polyclinic

first_imgAs part of the efforts to combat the Covid 19 pandemic and in response to government’s call to support its efforts, ACE Power Promotions Limited, a newly formed Boxing Promotions company  presented some items to the Dansoman Polyclinic in Accra on Monday.The items include 30 pieces of reusable face masks, 10 bottles of hand sanitizers, two Veronica buckets, 6 bottles of liquid soap, tissues and a box of 100 gloves.The items were presented by the Corporate and Legal Affairs Director of ACE Power Promotions, Kizito Akudago.Also present for the presentation were three of the company’s boxers: Dodzi Kemeh, Kofi Manu and Holy Dorgbetor.Mr. Akudago stated that even though ACE Power promotions was a young company that had barely made any profits, the company saw it necessary to show appreciation to the health workers of the country for their sacrifice and dedication.He noted that the front line workers such as the nurses at the OPD department needed some form of protection and hence the need to support them with these items.He appealed to other organizations and especially to the communities in which these health facilities are located to step up and support the various health facilities across the country no matter how little. Such acts of kindness, he insisted, will protect our health workers and save lives.In receiving the items, the Medical Director of the Dansoman Polyclinic, Dr. Anderson thanked ACE Power Promotions for this act of kindness.She stated that these items especially the face masks were in high demand and she added that Dansoman Polyclinic was the only government clinic in the area that was serving people stretching from Dansoman to Gbawe, McCarthy and beyond.The Medical Assistant present also thanked the company for the items on behalf of the nurses and she hoped that other entities would emulate this gesture. Source: ACE Power Promotions Limitedlast_img read more

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