As reported by utilityweek.co.uk – Environmental activists have confirmed plans to invade one of the UK’s leading integrated power and gas companies – E.ON, at their Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station in October, as they continue to campaign against the use of coal-fired power generation.
The power plant near Nottingham has been chosen as a target for direct-action by members of the Climate Camp who have also been organising protests in the capital from their base at Blackheath.
According to an issued statement the group are planning to invade the E.ON power station over the weekend of 17-18 October and groups are now plotting to shutdown the station where thousands of people are expected to descend on the E.ON plant by land, air and water. They are researching using Google maps and comprehensive intelligence to gain access to the power plant and how best to safely shut it down.
Utility Exchange earlier this year reported on the 114 arrests at E.ONs Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station after police arrested campaigners for conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass.