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Dash for gas protest at Nottinghamshire power station

Environmental protestors have disrupted operations at West Burton power station in a stand against government plans to build up to 20 new gas-fired power stations.

Early on Monday morning 17 people from campaign group No Dash for Gas scaled the chimneys of West Burton gas fired power station. West Burton is one of the first of up to 20 new gas-fired power stations the Government has planned.

Friends of the Earth’s head of campaigns Andrew Pendleton said the protest sent a “powerful message” that a new dash for gas is wrong.

“The government talks the talk on a greener economy, but its plans for 20GW of new gas plants far exceeds what’s needed as we switch to renewable energy, and could easily bust our targets for tackling climate change,” he said. “Rather than tying us into decades of dirty and increasingly costly gas, the Coalition should be making clean British energy and energy saving the powerhouse of our economy - creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs.”

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