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UK's 'green' aid to be spent on building new coal power stations in developing world

The World Development Movement slammed a UK government plan to put almost £400 million of 'green' aid designed to assist developing countries low carbon development into a World Bank fund that will subsidise new dirty coal power plants.

The £400 million represents almost half of the UK’s Environmental Transformation Fund – Gordon Brown’s flagship £800 million fund to assist developing countries to deal with the impacts of climate change and develop low carbon economies.

Benedict Southworth, director of the World Development Movement said:

Clean coal (by the Coen brothers)

While EON and the UK government wax lyrical about 'clean coal' and Kingsnorth 'cleaner coal plant' the reality is that there is no such thing as clean coal.

Over in the US where activists have also been campaigning against the coal lobby, Joel and Ethan Coen (The Big Lebowski*, Raising Arizona, No Country for Old Men, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?) have produced an ad for the ThisIsReality.org website.

Enjoy! (*now I fancy a white russian)

Why we campaign on coal and aviation

A plane flies over a power plant.

We need to cut emissions from coal power plants and from aviation

Take People & Planet's RBS fossil fuels action

The Royal Bank of Scotland (which owns NatWest) has pumped more money than any other UK high street bank into the fossil fuel industry - $16 billion into companies engaged in coal projects in the past 2 years.

To take action on this, you can email RBS chief executive Stephen Hester and the UK government from the People & Planet's website. Tell them to stop financing climate chaos.

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