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Nottingham's part of 48 hours of nationwide action against E.ON

Tash [alan lodge] | 30.11.2008 22:49 | Climate Chaos

As part of 48 hours of nationwide action against E.ON, called for by the Camp for Climate Action, Rising Tide, Plane Stupid and Campaign against Climate Change, Nottingham students called a demonstration outside E.ON's city centre offices (Mount St, NG1 6PG)

As part of 48 hours of nationwide action against E.ON, called for by the Camp for Climate Action, Rising Tide, Plane Stupid and Campaign against Climate Change, Nottingham students called a demonstration outside E.ON's city centre offices (Mount St, NG1 6PG)

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 –

Kingsnorth in north Kent –

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]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"

Tash [alan lodge]
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Walking into Nottingham

30.11.2008 23:04

Walking into Nottingham to go this action [and on the way back], right there on the horizon and covering half the sky, the steam rises from the Ratcliffe Power Station. It is about 12 miles away. Of course, this is not chemical pollution, but with the the cold air, condenses to give an idea of the scale of the heat escaping [& CO2]and thus contributing to climate change.

Earlier examples


continued Police FIT surveillance of peaceful protest

30.11.2008 23:31

Also attending the event were CO996 Sgt Sulley of the Forward Intelligence Team of the Metropolitan Police. Also, his regular obbo PC 1818 of South Yorkshire Police. He must be one of the most travelled of the FIT, having been spotted in Nottingham at Heckler & Koch, Oxford at SPEAK demos, across London for Climate Camps, DSEi and No Borders Camp, at Faslane in October 2007 and Crawley for the No Borders march. [This is what FITwatch reports, but he's been further of course]. All this trouble, just in case anyone did anything wrong.

Watchers will have noted this team had been to Nottingham before, please check out:

Protest at Heckler & Koch weapons manufacturers HQ in Nottingham

At the last event here at E-on in Mount Street, the Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices, again seemed to warrant surveillance and Specialist Equipment, including FIT's CO 5494 PC Ian Skivens with an officer from PSNI

More on these teams, can be seen at:

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Well done.

01.12.2008 15:17

Good work guys. They weren't short of the odd goon though eh?


Links To Related Action Reports

01.12.2008 17:58

Here are links to DIY citizen reporter media Action Reports on the decentralised Anti-E.ON Protests during our '48 Hours of Action Against E.ON and New Coal' on Fri 28 and Sat 29 Nov 08.

Brilliant banners & coal scrubbers, right in front of local RBS branch
• 48 pix –

E.ON Shenanigans and Street Party in Bristol
• Report & 3 pix –

Die-in, Serenades, & ‘Carbon Capture British Bull Dog’ at E.ON UK's HQ
• 7 pix –

E.ON F.OFF Protest at E.ON UK's London Office at 100 Pall Mall
• Report & 10 pix –
• Vidz, 9.42 –
• Map –

E.ON F.OFF Protest at Football Association's London Headquarters at 25 Soho Square
• Report & 9 pix –
• Vidz, 5.55 –
• Map –

• Pics from the Norwich E.ON Spoof
• 5 pix –

Nottingham's part of 48 hours of nationwide action against E.ON
• Report & 20 pix –

• Report & pic –

Congrats, kudos & props to all you wonderful folk who Took Back The Power by showing up and expressing outrage at the filthy dirty climate criminals, their nefarious plans and foul financiers, in so many creative and imaginative ways.

Up the Revolution,

Tim Dalinian Jones
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Committee on Climate Change report published today.

01.12.2008 20:09

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent body established under the Climate Change Act to advise the Government on setting carbon budgets, and to report to Parliament on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The the CCC’s report: Building a low-carbon economy – the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change is published today, and can be downloaded from:

In the press release, they summarize by saying:

They recommend a minimum 34% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, with a 42% cut if a global deal is achieved.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today urged the Government to commit unilaterally to reducing emissions of all greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the UK by at least 34% in 2020 relative to 1990 levels (21% relative to 2005). This should be increased to 42% relative to 1990 (31% relative to 2005) once a global deal to reduce emissions is achieved. The CCC says meeting these targets is necessary to contain the threat of climate change. Building a low-carbon economy, the CCC’s first report sets out the analysis underpinning these recommendations and the proposed level of the first three carbon budgets covering the periods 2008-12, 2013-17 and 2018-22. The budgets are a worldwide first, designed under the Climate Change Act, which also establishes the CCC as an independent advisory body to Government. The report sets out how the budgets can be met by using existing technologies, and by putting in place a range of policies to move to a low-carbon economy:

* Moving away from using fossil fuels towards using cleaner forms of generating electricity and heat including greater use of renewables (wind power, biomass heat and heat pumps), nuclear and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS);

* By using energy more efficiently in our homes and office buildings and in industry, through better insulation, use of more energy efficient appliances and through reducing waste by turning lights off, shutting down computers and using air conditioning less;

* By reducing transport emissions, developing electric cars, improving the carbon efficiency of engines, developing use of sustainable bio-fuels, better journey planning and more use of public transport.

* Through purchasing offset credits (e.g. Clean Development Mechanism) to meet the 42% target, but not the 34% target.

These significant reductions can be achieved without harming the UK’s economy and at a cost less than 1% of GDP in 2020. In other words, an economy that might grow by 30% in the period to 2020, would instead grow by 29%. The CCC advises that this is a price worth paying, given the long-term costs of inaction on climate change.

Chair of the CCC Lord Turner said: “Climate change poses a grave threat to human welfare, the environment and the economy. We need to act now, in the UK and as part of a global agreement, to significantly reduce our emissions. It is not too late to tackle climate change, but it will be unless the world takes action soon, and the developed countries need to lead the way with strong commitments and strong delivery against the budgets. The budgets we have proposed are achievable given available and developing technologies, and provided the policies in place are implemented and where necessary reinforced. The reductions required can be achieved at a very low cost to our economy: the cost of not achieving the reductions, at national and global level, will be far greater”.

Committee on Climate Change (CCC)

Now, many of us still think that the report still allows for larger temperature changes over the near future period, than is probable healthy. However, companies like E-on are not going to like it one bit, probably they will still lable the reports as too draconian.

E-on doesn't appear to have digested the report yet, since just before posting this, I have checked to see if they had made a press release at:

They haven't yet, but think we should hang on their every word, when they do.

Onwards and upwards.

Tash [again]

electricity hikes?

02.12.2008 20:04

Have a look at figure 5.12 on page 184 of the CCC report mentioned and linked by Tash above. Electricity wholesale prices are shown rising exponentially over the last year, whilst coal and gas prices (the majority share of generation, had a spike but then settled down to a gradual rise....any suggestions as to the reason?