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Over 60 groups publish open letter in opposition to a coal-to-biomass conversion in Portugal

21 Jun, 2021

Nine Portuguese environmental NGOs (including two GFC member groups) and with the support of another 58 organizations internationally have published an open letter (see below) to the Portuguese Government and European Commission calling on them not to use public funds to finance a coal-to-biomass conversion at Pego power station. Pego’s coal-burning unit is due to close in November this year, but its main shareholder, Trustenergy, is proposing an almost one billion Euro investment centred around converting from coal to burning …

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