Action Days Against E.ON

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Action in Helsinki
  • on 17th/18th October, 2009

E.ON is Germany's biggest electricity supplyer and also its biggest carbon emission producer. E.ON is also involved in half of Germany's nuclear plants. In northern Finland, E.ON plans to build a new nuclear power plant. Also, E.ON invests in new coal plants internationally, besides Germany also in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium. In the UK, E.ON is openly lobbying against renewables and wind power.

Recently, an E.ON coal plant in the German town Datteln was stopped by a court. Half of the plant was already built.

Coal is the biggest carbon producer and climate killer of all energy forms, so this is completely irresponsible! On 17th/18th October, UK activists will focus the E.ON coal plant Ratcliffe-on-Soar. We call for action days against E.ON on the same days.

E.ON – F.OFF!

German webpage:

Great Climate Swoop:


Action in Helsinki (FIN)

In Finland concerned citizens took part in the E.ON-F.OFF action weekend by hanging a banner near the Helsinki offices of E.ON and Fennovoima. The banner stated a math equation of dirty energy: FENNOVOIMA=E.ON x NUCLEAR + COAL = CLIMATE CHAOS

While E.ON is busy with coal power in rest of Europe, in Finland it wants to build a nuclear power plant. It is the largest single shareholder of Fennovoima energy company which advertises nuclear power as a solution to climate change. Most Finnish people are against new nuclear power plants, but it seems that the politicians want to make Finland a playground for nuclear industry: there are also plans for several uranium mines and a waste depository. Finland's decisions will influence policy-making in rest of the world: all support in stopping the nuclear madness is welcome. Both coal and nuclear power are dying forms of energy production that belong to the past!

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43685984@N05/

Finnish grassroots climate group Hyökyaalto: http://www.hyokyaalto.org

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