Greenpeace activists took over the Kingsnorth power station in Kent, the UK, on October 8, in a protest aimed at stopping Prime Minister Gordon Brown from approving the country's first coal plant in over three decades. German energy giant E ON has proposed to build a coal-fired power plant at Kingsnorth and says the plant will supply electricity to 1.5 million homes. Kent's Medway council is due to decide whether to give the power station permission later this month, after which the proposal will go to Brown for approval. The proposed station will emit up to 10 million tonnes of C02 a year for the next 50 years, which is totally at odds with the government's targets for cutting C02 emissions, said the activists.
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