EDF suffers humiliation
EDF Energy (owned by French company Électricité de France) has dropped its £5m lawsuit against 21 environmental activists.
In October 2012 the activists occupied a gas power plant in West Burton (England) for a week before being taken away. Nottinghamshire police have been accused of passing on information on the protesters to EDF Energy.
The protesters have been given a lot of support from the public with campaigns against EDF…
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas raised the issue in parliament:
“In light of the allegations of complicity of officers in the efforts by EDF to stop the protests, we also need to ask questions about just whose interest the police are serving,”
An online petition set up by a parent of one of the protesters got 64,000 signatures in less than a month including prominent people such as Noam Chomsky.
Several hundred EDF customers changed energy supplier.