Italy on coal


At Porto Tolle someone is fighting for us. Itís Greenpeace. The government of incinerators and the TAV has got stuck at the end of the nineteenth century, with the progressives and the sun of the future. And with coal. The Greens havenít arrived. You have to understand them. They are green and red. Green-dioxin-DS people. Pecoraro, lift up your voice for once in your green life! Say something green!
Iím publishing a communication from Greenpeace about Porto Tolle. You wonít find it in those newspapers that are financed by Enel advertising. Thatís practically all of them.
Look at the photos and the video.

ďHave climbed up to 250 metres since last night. A team of Greenpeace climbers are in action at the Porto Tolle generating station in the province of Rovigo to protest against the return of coal promoted by the government.
A few climbers are now on the chimney and they are creating gigantic lettering, while others are on the roof of the building where they have positioned a gigantic display saying: ĎEnel clima killerí {ENEL climate killer}.
The Porto Tolle generating station according to the ENEL project is currently in the authorization phase, so that it can be converted to coal with an output potential of 980 Megawatts and CO2 emissions of more than 10 million tons a year.
Furthermore, the plant is in a natural park that has been defined by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The deltas of the great rivers are environments that enjoy special protection in the whole world. However, in Italy the area sees the presence of this old generating station fuelled by oil which is a source of severe pollution to such an extent that the top managers of Enel were convicted.
The uncomfortable truth is that the return to coal will not make us meet the objectives of reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases. The agreement between the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of the Environment arranges for a limit on emissions that are in excess of European guidelines: a total of 209 million tons instead of 186.
There is no place for the Civitavecchia generating station or for the one at Porto Tolle. The European Commission must cut the proposal of the National Allocation Plan for Italy.
Today coal accounts for 17% of national electricity production and it is responsible for the emissions of more than 40 million tons of CO2. With the expansion projects of Enel, Endesa, Tirreno Power and others, these emissions are destined to double.
Coal is the combustion fuel with the highest emissions specifically of CO2, more than double that of natural gas.
The political programme of the Unione indicates objectives for the development of renewable sources and for energy efficiency. But at the moment, in the governmentís action, there is no trace of that.
We ask for the fixing of constraining objectives that are coherent with the commitments taken at an international level.Ē

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My dear namesake (singolar version),

a couple of months ago someone gave me a gift: your book "tutto il grillo che conta" and I have just finished reading it.
The first 258 pages helped me to know your genre and style, that is to descover you (I never heard of you as I "ran away" from Italy in December 1978 and my returns to the "scassatissima repubblica" have been few and always very brief). The part of your book that I found most interesting is from page 259 to 280.
The reason why I am writing to you is to make you aware that I wrote 28 years ago the essence of what you have written in those 22 pages. But my writing about Italy and the Italian life sytle and mentality had an audience limited to friends and relatives (evidence available on request) .

However there are at least a couple of differences between you and me.
First difference: you published your thoughts, I didn't.
Second difference: I drew my conclusions and I left the "scassatissima repubblica" slamming the door; you are still there.
Corollary: You have more guts than me. (Or, if you prefer, you appear to be a masochist, I am not).

Stamme bbene. te saluto e sono

beppe grilli
povero emigrante

Posted by: Giuseppe Grilli | December 29, 2006 08:41 PM

You left "two ears" ago?

Where will you be a "one nose" from today?

Posted by: Dave Matthews | December 20, 2006 06:48 PM



Posted by: Francesco Pace | December 20, 2006 02:24 AM

Charles let's hope so,or it will be a disaster!

Posted by: evakulnura | December 19, 2006 11:34 PM

The good news is, Greenpeace is an effective organization. If anyone can put a stop to this, it's Greenpeace. I'll be keeping my eyes on this one.

Posted by: Charles Terenzio | December 19, 2006 11:29 PM

Two ears ago I left Italy trying to find a better future abroad since my country cannot anymore offer any future for young people. I am presently living and studying in US and news like these make me feel deeply sad. How come is possible that people on our government doesn't do anything?? I cannot believe that my country is in such bad situation and keeps going down. Grillo is a great person. He is the only one that stands against corrupted system and the incompetence of our governors. All Italians in the country and abroad relay on you! You are the symbol of positive forces in our country. Please donít leave us alone.



Posted by: Lorenzo Federico | December 19, 2006 05:19 PM

Aiutato da 5 INFAMI, nemici della DEMOCRAZIA e di fatto artefici di UN GOLPE DI STATO contro il cittadino ITALIANO, sovrano per COSTITUZIONE, PRODI ha messo in ginocchio la nostra povera ITALIA e CONFINDUSTRIA lo SCARICA...

I soliti COGLIXXXNI che si pentono ...


Berlusconi ti aveva avvisato, ma tu hai voluto SBAGLIARE ... COGLIOXXXE !!!!!

Posted by: Max Lanzani | December 19, 2006 04:55 PM

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