They met at 11.45 in front of the the town hall in Market Square on Friday 27th Nov. Then moved over to the offices at 12pm to flyer and protest about E.ON's plans to build a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent, a venture that will wreck any serious plans to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet and its' population from the most disastrous effects of climate change.
The policing and security arrangements seemed a little excessive to me, to manage 10 students and fluffy toy!
Why target EON and Kingsnorth?
The proposed power station will emit between 6 and 8 million tons of CO2 every year, and is just the first in a plan to build up to seven new coal fired power stations. This will wreck the UK's chances of meeting its own target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.
Climate change isn't about warmer summers, here in the UK. It's about serious changes that will cost millions of people (particularly those that are the worst off and living precariously) their livelihoods and lives. If we can stop E.ON, other companies will be discouraged from risking similar plans, and we will send the strong message that the energy crisis needs to be tackled positively, implementing the solutions that will get us off fossil fuels.
E.ON's proposed new big coal powered electricity generating station – it will emit between 6 and 8 million tons of CO2 every year (equivalent to the annual emissions of Malawi's 13 million people or more CO2 than Heathrow's third runway would burn) source – http://www.e-onf-off.org.uk/why.html
Kingsnorth in north Kent – http://tinyurl.com/KingsnorthCoal-map
National E.On F.Off Actions Round Up
other recent events as part of this action:
Pix-&-Vidz of E.ON F.OFF, Pall Mall, London
E.on Shenanigans and Street Party in Bristol
and ..... earlier Nottingham action on the subject:
Nottingham Spring into Action :: Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station
'Clean' Coal On Trial [Feature] inc Ratcliffe case court reports
Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices in Nottingham : Pictures 1
Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices in Nottingham : Pictures 2
Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices Surveillance and Specialist Equipment
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
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