Climate change activists chained themselves to the wrong building in the City of London after failing to realise that the fossil fuel company they wanted to disrupt had moved last year. The protesters instead brought chaos to the entrance of a building that houses the offices of a leading renewable energy company. About 200 members of the group Reclaim the Power, dressed in white boiler suits, targeted the building in Moorgate during rush hour, unfurling a banner that read: “No Borders, No Nations, No Gas Power stations.” They thought they would be disrupting workers at the energy company Drax, which plans to build a gas power station in north Yorkshire. However, Drax has moved its London headquarters to Noble Street half a mile away. Bemused workers at Statkraft, a Norwegian hydropower company that describes itself as “Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy”, were confronted with the protest.
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Climate activists have targeted the gas power sector this morning, forcing construction of SSE’s Keadby 2 plant in Lincolnshire to a halt and staging a protest in London against Drax’s plans for a new gas-fired station in Yorkshire. Activists from campaign group Reclaim the Power blocked both entrances to SSE’s Keadby 2 power station while also occupying two cranes at the site in the early hours of this morning, forcing a suspension of work at the plant, which is the only new-build gas plant currently under construction in the UK.
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