Slight problem for Greenpeace though – the likely price is over $2 billion, as PEI reports. This may look like another one of its publicity stunts, but some steps have already been taken.
Greenpeace is considering the purchase of more than 8,000 MW of lignite coal-fired power plant capacity, along with coal mines in Germany. The environmental group’s strategy is to prevent other interests from running the facilities and it is now looking at options to fund the purchases.
The assets are valued at $2.2bn and Annika Jacobson, head of Greenpeace in Sweden told Bloomberg, “there are many ways to finance such an acquisition and we are looking at those.”
Greenpeace “may also look at the possibility of buying strategic parts,” she said.
The organization could finance a potential acquisition with donor money, crowd-funding and other sources of financing. Sabine Froning, a spokeswoman for Vattenfall, said in an e-mailed statement, also to Bloomberg, on Tuesday. “All serious bids are welcome.” The process of finding a buyer will be “open,” she added.
Note: Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish government.