No Dash for Gas Vs. EDF – The Full Story
Date(s) - 11/03/2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Activists from No Dash for Gas speak out
In October 2012 21 people shut down energy giant EDF’s West Burton Gas Fired Power station in Nottinghamshire. 16 activists camped out on two chimneys for seven days, stopping nearly 20,000 tons of Co2 emissions. It was the longest power station shut down and occupation in UK history. Following the protest, EDF decided to sue the group for £5million. The group fought back, and solidarity actions, supplier-switches, a main stream and social media blitz plus a petition signed by 60,000 in one week, proved that the general public was on their side.
Come and hear activists from No Dash for Gas tell their stories and get inspired to take action. What is the dash for gas? What does it mean for our climate? Why do we need to stop it and how?