Thousands call for clean energy in Thailand

Photo | February 24, 2011

A man wearing a bandana looks on during a rally in Nakhon Si Thammarat province. Greenpeace today joined thousands of people from Nakhon Si Thammarat in a rally to protect their province from coal plants slated to be built by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). Local communities announced their call to action for EGAT to immediately withdraw its coal project due to projected serious economic, social and environmental impacts. Greenpeace called on the Government of Thailand to make a clean energy future a reality for Thai communities by abandoning plans to build more coal fired power plants and prioritizing solutions such as renewable energy.

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