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“Climate Camp celebrates victory as E.ON backs down”


A UK Camp for Climate Action press release

“E.ON shelves plan to build Kingsnorth power plant as activists plan to take control of second power station”

Climate activists celebrated victory against carbon intensive coal power last night, as energy company E.ON announced they were indefinitely delaying building a new power station in Kent. The Camp for Climate Action targeted the Kingsnorth site in August 20081 as coal is one of the most environmentally destructive ways of generating electricity.2

E.ON’s anouncement comes as hundreds of activists prepare for the Great Climate Swoop on 17th October, when they plan to take control of Ratcliffe-on-Soar3, another coal-fired power plant operated by E.ON4. Activists will be co-ordinating the protests through text messages and twitter, which were also used to plan the G20 protests.

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