Double Victory for Climate Camp!

Double Victory for Climate Camp!

Eon announces delay on Kingsnorth

09-10-2009 00:01

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With just a week to go until climate activists converge on EOn’s Ratliffe on Soar coal power station, the company has announced that it is delaying plans to build a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth until at least 2012. Climate Camp promised to return to Kent to stop a new power station being built at Kingsnorth, and this summer launched ‘Tipping Point’ a social centre in Gillingham to bolster the local campaign. The project has been busy making connections and doing direct action training expecting a long drawn out battle, but on Wednesday 7th of October Eon announced it was dropping any immediate plans to replace the existing power station with another coal-fired power plant.

Responses in the Newswire: WDM | KCAM | Climate Camp: 1|2|3 | Analysis: 1|2

climate camp celebrates victory as e-on backs down

BAA bows to third runway opposition

11-10-2009 22:14

Hot on the heels of Eon announcing delays on Kingsnorth, climate activists gained another major victory this week as BAA bowed to anti-aviation opposition of a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Following a seven year campaign, with a series of direct actions including mass action at Climate Camp 2007, the airport authority has said it will not yet be submitting a planning application to expand Heathrow.

In an unusal twist, BAA stated thay would not apply for the third runway before the general election, due to the possibility of the Conservative Party forming the next government (who claim to oppose the expansion). In which case they said they would give up the fight.

A spokesperson from NoTRAG said: “For over seven years, residents have pulled together, come together and campaigned together to stop a third runway. This may be our moment and a victory for future generations… If BAA can swiftly drop their plans following the party conference season then this clearly shows there has never been a compelling case for a third runway.”

Emma Jackson, a spokesperson for the Climate Camp, stated: “E.ON and BAA know that the days of committing new climate crimes are over. Now we have to start shutting down existing coal-fired power stations, and that’s why we’re going to Ratcliffe-on-Soar next week.” Climate Camp is calling for renewable energy to replace coal fired stations.

Links: NoTRAG | Plane Stupid | HACAN Clear Skies | Climate Camp | The Great Climate Swoop

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