Friday, October 09, 2009

People Power Closes Kingsnorth

Plans to build a new coal-fired power station in Kent have been put on hold for three years by energy company E.on.

Oxfam, who formed part of a wide coalition opposed to the development of the site, claim that the new power station at Kingsnorth would have emitted six million tonnes of CO2 per year - the equivalent of the combined emissions of 25 developing countries - and would have contributed to global warming. Climate change disproportionately affects the poorest members of the world's poorest countries.

85, 000 messages opposing the Kingsnorth initiative were sent by those concerned about the plans.

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