international organization called European banks to stop financing coal plants

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Organización internacional llama a bancos europeos a suspender financiamiento de las plantas de carbón

Banktrack, the network of expert organizations in tracking financial investments that have negative impacts on the lives of people and the planet, included this week to coal plants that builds the Dominican government in Punta Catalina wishlist Dirty Projects (Dodgy Deals ) and called on the Europeans to suspend the disbursement of additional funds banks.

Specifically, BankTrack refers to banks Santander (Spain), ING Group (Netherlands), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Societe Generale (France) and UniCredit Group (Italy), who in late 2015 gave 200 million dollars to finance for the construction project of Punta Catalina, as first disbursement of a total of 632.5 million agreed.

The estimated cost of construction of two coal plants with a combined capacity of 770 megawatts, is 2,000 million. On the website of Dirty Project, the organization describes coal plants as “a very controversial project, characterized by allegations of overvaluation and corruption” and explains that the Dominican Republic, despite being an island state highly vulnerable to climate change, will increase their CO2 emissions per capita by about 20%.

       On the website of Dirty Project, the organization describes coal plants as “a very controversial project, characterized by allegations of overvaluation and corruption” and explains that the Dominican Republic, despite being an island state highly vulnerable to climate change, will increase their CO2 emissions per capita by about 20%.

The organization also notes the threat posed by coal plants on the health of surrounding populations and their agricultural production, as they emit 174,000 tons of ash per year; as well as 30 tons of nitrogen dioxide and 30 tons of sulfur dioxide each day of operation and numerous microparticles loaded with heavy metals.

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