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April 1 is Fossil Fools Day

Posted by Laura Grant on March 31, 2009
Posted in Green News

Fancy yourself as a bit of an activist? Well, why not join in Fossil Fools Day? Tomorrow from 12pm to 2pm environmental activists will be marking April 1 by handing over this year’s South African Fossil Fool of 2009 Award to Sasol at their head office in Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

The award is Earthlife Africa’s way of highlighting the role Sasol plays in warming our planet.

It takes hard work, years of application, and significant capital investment to win a Fossil Fool Award, says Earthlife.

Sasol has been chosen as this year’s winner  because:

  • It produces 72.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gases annually; total annual greenhouse gas emissions for South Africa are 446-million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent.
  • It’s planning to build a new 80,000 barrels/day coal-to-liquids plant in South Africa. This would add an estimated 23-million to 37-million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere on an annual basis.
  • And it fixed prices of its goods, both in South Africa and Europe.

Click here for more on Fossil Fools Day globally

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