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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. slams the country’s planned coal plant

Santo Domingo.- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., environmental activist, diver and who knows the Caribbean, says energy is the Antillean archipelago’s most pressing environmental problem, “somewhat ironic when you consider that they have the world’s best energy; solar and wind.”

Interviewed by, the member of the famous U.S. family of politicians warns that hoarding by “multinational corporations of the best coastal land and thus access to the beaches, the sea, the wind …is isolating the inhabitants in the center.”

Kennedy is slated to dictate on Thursday the lecture “Our Environmental Future” at the “Green Revolution” hosted by Logrosa and Markatel, with the support of DMK, ECORED, Rizek Cacao Group, CEPM, CESPM and Listin Diario.

Coal or solar

The environmentalist doesn’t understand how Dominican Republic can spend money on coal, as announced by the government, before making a commitment to renewable energy. “Coal is a dirty fuel that apart from being a threat to public and global health and binds the country to a relationship of dependence on other nations to import energy.”

Kennedy’s statement is in reference to Energy czar Ruben Bichara’s recent announcement of a deal with the U.S. based power company AES Corp, to build a coal-fired plant in Haina, near the Dominican capital.

Source: DT

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