Posts Tagged: RWE

Why we shut down the UK’s largest coal mine – a call to action

Today, we were sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges to Miller Argent Ltd, after pleading guilty to aggravated trespass by shutting down Ffos-y-fran coal mine for one day. If you want to help us pay these fines, click here.by Andrea Brock, Chris Field, Rick Felgate, Kim Turner and The CanaryIn the early hours of 21st April 2017, under the banner of Earth First! and Reclaim the Power, our group of five blockaded the UK’s largest opencast coal mine to disrupt the ... Read more

Protestors shut down UK’s biggest opencast coal mine on the UK’s first day without electricity generated by coal

Five people from Reclaim the Power and Earth First! stopped work at the UK's largest opencast coal mine, Ffos-y-fran near Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales for ten hours today. Three people locked to an excavator with a banner saying 'End Coal'. Two people locked to a key access road, preventing coal leaving the coal mine to the railhead. Every day this week a train has transported 2200 tonnes to RWE npower's Aberthaw near Barry, South Wales.[1] Aberthaw is the UK's dirtiest power ... Read more

Reclaim the Power on BBC Wales speaking about the ‘End Coal Now’ mass action camp

Kirsty from Reclaim the Power spoke on BBC Wales this morning (Sat 30 April 2016) about climate justice, the future of the coal industry and the need for a just transition to sustainable jobs. Have a listen below. Read more

COPs and Robbers: towards the UN climate talks in Paris

In the run-up to the COP in Paris this December . . . have you ever wondered what the "COPs" are? It stands for Conference of the Parties, the parties charged with preventing the disasters of climate change becoming an apocalypse.  And who are these “parties”? Not the Vanuatu fishing people whose homes have been wiped out by the biggest cyclone ever, not the people dependent on the polar ice, not the African farming families facing famine from unprecedented droughts, the New York ... Read more

Didcot Camp Action Round Up: 18 actions against the fossil fuel industry

Blockades, shutdowns, lock-ons, love-ins, tripods and nanas.....Reclaim the Power's day of action against the fossil fuel industry today (1 June 2015) saw 18 different actions drawing the dots between big energy firms, government ministers, public relations companies, oil arts sponsorship and the fracking industry. Let's take a run-down of the day's events... Action 1: 9.04am - Npower's debt collection and pre-payment meter office in Leeds blockaded We've all had the threatening letters from energy companies demanding payment for bills we can't afford – and ... Read more

Rooftop occupation of RWE Npower’s HQ in Swindon

Reclaim the Power activists are currently on the roof of RWE Npower HQ in Swindon, to highlight Npower's role in the fuel poverty crisis and their impact on fossil fuels for generations to come. At present (12 noon) two people are on the roof of the headquarters of RWE Npower and are hanging a banner. Joline, a protester in Swindon said: “I am doing this in solidarity with our friends in Germany, occupying and defending the last precious corner of the 5,500 hectares ... Read more

Energy love-in staged outside David Cameron’s Constituency Office

Reclaim the Power activists have staged a love-in outside Cameron’s constituency office on 1st June 2015 at 11am, to protest against the control of British energy by the ‘Big 6’ companies. Energy love-in staged outside David Cameron’s Constituency Office Reclaim the Power activists have staged a love-in outside Cameron’s constituency office on 1st June 2015 at 11am, to protest against the control of British energy by the ‘Big 6’ companies. The profit of the 6 biggest UK energy companies has increased tenfold between 2007 ... Read more

RWE npower debt collection office in Leeds blockaded

RWE npower's debt collection and pre-payment office in Leeds blockaded this morning, Monday 1st June 2015 PRESS RELEASE: Climate activists blockade RWE npower offices   This morning (1 June 2015) ten people began a blockade of RWE npower offices outside Leeds to protest their role in CO2 emissions, climate change and fuel poverty. Carrying a banner reading “Fight the npower” the group locked themselves across the entrance to the offices. These offices are responsible for RWE npower’s prepayment meters and debt collection. RWE npower were ... Read more

Klimacamp in Rheinland, Germany: 7th August 2015

Solidarity with Germany: Klimacamp in Rheinland This summer is going to be a big one. In the face of the 21st UN climate summit in Paris, grassroots groups and organisations all over Europe are calling for climate justice, and taking on the solutions themselves. From August 7 to August 17, there will be a climate camp in the Rhineland coal field. These lignite coal fields are owned by RWE, who also own Npower and Didcot power station in Oxfordshire, England - where ... Read more