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Green activists claim victory over coal power

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/08/2009

Ben Webster

"Environmental activists claimed a major victory last night when plans for Britain's first new coal-fired power station for 30 years were shelved after a sustained campaign.

"The announcement by E.ON that it would delay a decision on Kingsnorth for three years is a serious setback for the Government's principal environmental policy of supporting the capture and storage of carbon emissions from coal plants. The delay also heightens the risk of power cuts after 2015, when EU rules will force Britain to close nine of its largest and most polluting power stations.

"E.ON's decision was greeted as a victory by Greenpeace and will encourage activists to redouble their efforts to block other controversial schemes, including the planned third runway at Heathrow."

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"Green activists claim victory over coal power", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 26/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/green-activists-claim-victory-over-coal-power