TODAY: Sierra Club and BERC Host Discussion On Proposed Kosovo C Coal-Fired Power Plant

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Cindy Carr, (202) 495-3034 or cindy.carr@sierraclub.org

TODAY: Sierra Club and BERC Host Discussion On Proposed Kosovo C Coal-Fired Power Plant

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

BERKELEY, CA - Tonight, the Sierra Club and the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) are hosting an event to discuss the possible implications of a World Bank-financed coal plant in Kosovo. Following commitments to end overseas coal financing, the World Bank may fail the first test of this commitment if it goes through with financing of the inefficient Kosovo C coal project.

If constructed, Kosovo C stands to join two other polluting, outdated coal plants that have already cost the citizens of Kosovo both huge amounts of money and their health. Despite the fact that clean energy is a promising solution to the energy demands of this young nation -- one that stands to protect the health of the people and the environment as well as save crucial dollars and create jobs -- the World Bank is persisting with the idea that coal is the only answer.  Dr. Dan Kammen will discuss the nation’s renewable energy potential, based on new research. 

What: An event with speakers discussing Kosovo’s renewable energy potential and the problems with the Kosovo C coal-fired power plant

When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: 100 Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Who: Speakers include:

  • Vrinda Manglik, Sierra Club Associate Campaign Representative for the International Climate Program, @VrindaManglik
  • Dr. Dan Kammen, Director of UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab
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