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Nothing good about gas

Exit Spirit Energy: we called on the Munich utility company to say goodbye to its damaging oil and gas-fired business via its shares in the Spirit Energy company. Like many municipal companies, the Munich utility company SWM, despite its green image campaign, has been embroiled in oil and gas business for years. The critical challenge – issued by Fossil Free and the Clean Energy for Munich network in particular, of which we are a part – addressed the issue of greenwashing and also informed the general public and the media, effectively persuading the Munich City Council – in the interests of their own credibility – to end the participation of the utility company in fossil-fuelled energy.

Geothermal is good to go

The Munich utility company (SWM) wanted to keep Munich residents in (fossil-fuel) shackles – despite the fact that an environmentally friendly resource beneath Munich (geothermal) was not out of reach – and had long been marketed by the very same SWM as its goal for 100 % renewables in Munich.

Exit Spirit Energy

Exit Spirit Energy: we called on the Munich utility company to say goodbye to its damaging oil and gas-fired business via its shares in the Spirit Energy company.

Stop using hard coal

The burning of coal is the most environmentally harmful form of energy generation and makes a significant contribution to climate change. Coal emissions are known to be damaging to human health, as they cause illnesses and lead to premature death. While there has been much discussion nationwide about the urgent need to exit from lignite coal mining, the burning question in Munich was how to close down the hard-coal-fired power plant HKW Nord.