3pm, outside E-On London offices, 100 Pall Mall, nr Trafalgar Square. Protest organised by Revolution, LSE student Greens, supported by Campaign Against Climate Change and Rising. E-on have recently got planning permission from Medway council for a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent and the application is now sitting on Gordon Brown's desk awaiting his approval. The Kingsnorth plant threatens to be the first in a new wave of coal-fired power stations – madness in the light of the escalating climate crisis.
E-On is the company behind the new drive to coal and is a classic corporate polluter - its coal and gas plants specialist in pumping out CO2 into the atmosphere. It is the world's 53rd largest company, with assets worth a staggering $168 billion and in 2006 it made a cool $6.4 billion in profit. E-on have recently won planning permission from Medway council for a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth. The application is now sitting on Gordon Brown's desk awaiting his approval.
This is at a time when the government and corporations are tripping over themselves to show their "green credentials" and promising to take action to stop global warming. But coal power stations emit more greenhouse gases than any other form of energy production - and the energy sector is already the biggest contributor to global warming.
We say no to a new coal power station at Kingsnorth! Yes to massive investment in renewable energy!
As part of the World Social Forum call to action there will be a direct action picket at E-on’s London offices on the 25th January. This action has been initiated by Revolution, the socialist youth and students group, and Green Party students at the LSE. For more information about the action, to get involved or to add your organisation’s support, then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Demand that E.On abandons its plans and that renewable energy production methods are used instead! We will be complaining en masse at E-On's London offices - join us!