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Kingsnorth can be stopped!

September 20, 2009
Kingsnorth Climate Action Medway group meet to plan local campaign against Eons plans to build a new coal-fired power station.

Kingsnorth Climate Action Medway group meet to plan local campaign against Eons plans to build a new coal-fired power station.

A German court has revoked permission for a new EON coal-fired power station in Datteln. The plant would have become Europe’s largest coal-fired plant (1.1 gigawatts) and was already half way to completion. It was scheduled to be operational in 2011, replacing three existing units in Datteln as well as others in the region which are reaching the end of their operating life. The court halted construction on environmental grounds.   It just goes to show that Eon are not unstoppable, even on their home ground.

See coverage in UK trade journal and more on controversial new coal projects in Germany.

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