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Why we got together to Reclaim the Power

Reclaim the Power (RTP) is a UK based direct action network fighting for social, environmental and economic justice. We were particularly active in 2013 to 2019 supporting communities fighting fracking, new coal, airport expansion and the UK’s ‘hostile environment’ towards migrants. We’ve organised protest camps, blockades and occupations of fossil fuel infrastructure and their supply chain services. Like many groups, we largely went into hiatus during the COVID19 pandemic.

In 2022, as bombs fall in Ukraine and Europe discusses its dependence on Russian fossil fuels, the issues that Reclaim the Power organise around are as pertinent as ever. Where do we get our energy from and who decides? What are the corporate interests blocking the transition to a clean and sustainable future? How do we dismantle the racist border regimes that migrants and refugees face in an unstable world?

Following the victory against fracking (in Britain) and the end of covid lockdown, the RTP network is going through a period of reflection to re-think our role in the wider movement ecology. For the most up-to-date information, check out our Twitter and join our mailing list below.



After decades of organising, the climate movement has forced the UK government to set emissions targets. We need to meet these in a fair and equitable way.


We need clean affordable energy in warm, insulated homes. Instead the cost of living is soaring and many must chose between heating and eating.


Austerity cuts to our welfare system and public services have deepened inequality and undermined our social support systems. We need to re-build our social fabric with solidarity and mutual aid.

Why we should stop Drax

Drax Power Station is the biggest carbon emitter in the UK, worlds biggest tree burner and a key driver in environmental racism. Read more here

Climate disaster

Drax is the biggest carbon emitter in the UK. Yet, the government and opposition party are not budging in their support for this climate wrecking project.

Insane cost

Drax already costs bill payers over £2 million a day, and they are looking to get a new round of subisides that would be make it one of the most expensive energy project in Europe.

Environmental racism

Drax import pellets to burn mostly from the southern USA, where the mills are placed in environmental justice communities (at least 25% people of colour and below the poverty line). This are dangerous, cancer causing, and trapping people in their own homes.