In response to the announcement by the State-run Egyptian Electricity Holding Company of the winning consortium to build a 6,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant in the Red Sea port of Hamrawein, Julien Jreissati Arab World campaigner at Greenpeace Mediterranean said: “This announcement constitutes a dangerous setback for Egypt’s renewable energy ambition and its efforts to move away from dirty energy”.  He added “We demand the Egyptian government to cancel this decision which is loaded with health and environmental impacts as coal even when labelled “clean” is the dirtiest energy source of them all. According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution was responsible for the death of more than 43,000 people in Egypt in 2012. “Egypt should rather focus its investment on renewable energy projects, just like the Gabal El-Zeit wind farm, which will create green jobs, reduce air pollution and contribute to a truly sustainable future for the Egyptian population” concluded Jreissati.