An update from Quit Coal tour in Italy

Very early this morning, several teams of activists from the Artic Sunrise took action at the E.ON coal power plant in Sardinia. The activists stopped two conveyor belts carrying coal into the furnace of the plant while 13 climbers positioned themselves on the actual conveyor belt and the net directly below.

E.ON has plans to convert two older groups of the plant from oil to coal, to join the other two groups of the plant already using coal. They are also planning a €50 billion investment programme for 2008-2010 to expand its generation capacity in Europe, building at least 8 new coal plants.

We’ll keep you updated as our activists take action against E.ON and its dirty plans. Check out activists from the Quit Coal tour in action just a few days ago.