EDF Energy To Sue Environmentalists Over Power Station Sit-in
Last November 21 members of the No Dash For Gas sect of the Church of Climatology organized a sit-in at the West Burton power station in Nottinghamshire, which caused the power station to shut down for 8 days.
The Guardian proclaimed them Green heroes, and posted the usual fawning and sycophantic articles that are reserved only for noble Green activists, in fact today the Guardian has a video produced by No Dash For Gas which shows how to occupy a power station.
It is not easy being Green as the saying goes, it can also be very expensive being Green, as most energy bill payers now know from the real cost of Green renewable energy on their bills.
It is however about to get eye wateringly expensive to be Green if you occupy power stations:
Climate change protesters who staged a seven day sit-in at a Nottinghamshire power station claim they are being sued for about £5m by the facility’s owners.
The 21 campaigners from No Dash for Gas admitted aggravated trespass at the West Burton plant at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday.
EDF Energy confirmed the action and said damages and costs were “in the region” of the figure that is claimed.
The group said some of the campaigners face losing their homes as a result.
Before the Liberals start howling human rights violations and the right to protest, lets consider the actions of No Dash For Gas.
Their primary objective was to disrupt electricity generation at the power station, this is not protest, it is preplanned industrial sabotage, there is no doubt this was their aim as the group released statements on a regular basis about how much CO2 their actions had saved from being emitted.
Legitimate protest would have been placards at the gates proclaiming their fear of CO2 and hatred of industrialized society, not stopping EDF Energy from pursuing their legal right to do business without interruption.
The protestors were also demanding that government abandon future plans for investment in reliable gas power stations, and instead invest heavily in intermittent wind and solar energy.
A statement on the No Dash for Gas website reads: “EDF has launched a civil claim for damages against the group and associated activists for costs the company claims to have incurred, a figure it puts at £5m.
“Should the claim succeed, several of the campaigners face losing their homes, and all could face bankruptcy or be forced to pay a percentage of their salaries to EDF for decades to come.”
The 21 Green activists will be sentenced for aggravated trespass at Nottingham Magistrates Court in 2 sittings, the first on March 20th, the second on April 2nd.
Before you starting feeling sorry for these people, who are not all Gaia worshiping hippies, most are in fact professional left wing activists like Ewa Jasiewicz for whom Anthropogenic Global Warming is just another noble left wing Liberal cause, Jasiewicz when not spouting meaningless Green drivel about renewable energy, can frequently be found hating Israel and praising Hamas.
Posted on February 22, 2013, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Lies, ManBearPig, Renewables, Wind Power and tagged EDF Energy, Hamas, No Dash For Gas, West Burton. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.