Monday, June 27, 2011

Eskom supports Greenpeace coal protest

By Lelethu Mquqo
27 June 2011


Eskom says they fully agree with the protest action taken by Greenpeace outside Megawatt Park in Sandton this morning.

Activists blocked the entrance to the Eskom headquarters with five-tonnes of coal.

The environmental group wants the power utility to stop construction of the Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga.

Eskom spokesperson, Hilary Joffe says they agree with Greenpeace’s concerns.

She says South Africa needs a secure and affordable supply of electricity in order to address the problem.

Meanwhile, Greenpeace Africa says they want to publicly highlight the fact that coal is destroying the environment.

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