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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

GreenPeace: Greenpeace activists protest on coal ship calling on Merkel to end coal use

Greenpeace activists protest on coal ship calling on Merkel to end coal use
Bonn, November 15, 2017 – Ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's appearance at the UN climate talks, 14 Greenpeace Germany activists protested on a coal freighter on the Rhine River calling for a coal phase-out in Germany.The activists laid out a banner reading "Merkel's Dirty Secret: Coal" as it passed by the UN climate conference being held in Bonn. The ship supplies German coal-fired power plants with several thousand tons of imported hard coal shipped from Rotterdam harbour, Germany's largest supplier of imported coal. Just yesterday Rotterdam city council announced that it plans to phase out all of the harbour's coal terminals.   Merkel, who has been seen in recent years as a...
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