Rainbow War­riors choose Naples to end their en­vi­ron­men­tal tour

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On 23 Oc­to­ber, ‘ Rainbow War­rior III’ ended its tour in protest of the use of pol­lut­ing and ex­haustible en­ergy sources like fos­sil fu­els. Green­peace’s pur­pose- built cam­paign­ing ship weighed an­chor at the port of Mergel­lina for 24 hours at the same time that the EU coun­cil was dis­cussing the 2030 pack­age on cli­mate and en­ergy. While in Naples, the ‘ Rainbow War­riors’ asked the EU to pro­mote re­new­able en­ergy sources ( so­lar pan­els and wind power) not only to re­duce en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age but also to ex­ploit the prospects of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment linked to them. Funds for the con­struc­tion of the Rainbow War­rior, which cost £ 25m to build, were do­nated by sup­port­ers. The ship boasts a 55m mast sys­tem which car­ries 1260sq. m, of sails, a diesel en­gine and an elec­tric en­gine, it has a crew of 30 sailors cap­tained by Amer­i­can Green­peace ac­tivist Peter Will­cox.

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