Solar-powered soccer screening held for disenfranchised fishermen
Greenpeace Indonesia promoted solar energy among Cirebon residents by inviting them to a nonton bareng (communal screening) event to watch World Cup matches on Saturday night, using solar energy for electricity.
At least 140 local fishermen and environment activists attended the event, held in Waruduwur village, Cirebon. The screening was held only around 20 meters of the Kanci coal-fired power plant (PLTU) area.
Greenpeace Solar Generation coordinator Didit Haryo said the event aimed to show support to local fishermen who had been victimized during the plant’s construction.
“The event is also a place for activists to exchange information with fishermen, on how to get electricity more effectively,” Didit said.
Local NGO Rapel coordinator Aan Anwarudin supported the event.
Since the plant was built in 2007 around 400 fishermen in Cirebon had lost their jobs, Aan said.