#Occupy EDF15thFeb

The group South-West Against Nuclear (SWAN) are calling for an international day of action and occupation of EDF offices/facilities on Monday15th Febuary to demand that EDF withdraw from the Hinkley C project & give up their nuclear ambitions in the UK. On the following day, February 16th cash-strapped EDF will meet to decide whether to continue with their new nuclear plant at Hinkley C in Somerset or not. It could go either way.

The EDF occupations we are calling for on the 15th of February are part of the Groundswell year of action for climate justice. Justice that we believe is being denied by government collusion with the nuclear industry. Nuclear Power is not needed, clean reliable safe renewable energy is.

The Current Tory Government plans to heavily subsidize new nuclear while slashing support for renewables and denying them grid capacity, which is being reserved for future nuclear plants. The plans for Hinkley C have already skewed energy policy in the UK causing the government to withdraw support for safer cleaner technologies and community-owned energy projects through the electricity reform act.
But EDF still can’t afford to build Hinkley C without more financial support from the French govt, and we know that the EDF board is split over whether to proceed, with EDF unions heavily opposed. A decision by EDF to pull out now would leave a huge hole in the Tory’s energy plan of nuclear and gas. The field would then be wide open again for renewables – the only affordable, safe and democratic energy future we have.

This could be a decisive moment for all of us. By putting visible pressure on French state-owned EDF to drop Hinkley C we can highlight that it is not just people in Britain who are being made to pay, but French tax-payers too. This could tip the balance in France against the Hinkley C white elephant.

Help us by occupying EDF @ their shops, offices or other facilities, on Monday February 15th, Bring slogans in French as well as English, post pictures to social media use the Hashtag #OccupyEDF and spread the word. The red line theme that has been used throughout the COP talks will be a welcome inclusion for anyone that wants to!


EDF workers in France know that this ill-fated project could take EDF down, with the company threatening to raid it’s nuclear decommissioning ‘nest-egg’ in order to finance the Hinkley Deal.
We have a message for the EDF board – Safe Clean Affordable Energy is our number one priority – pull the plug on the doomed HPC project before it bleeds any more billions away, bankrupts EDF, and wrecks the UK’s renewable future.

You can find more information at http://www.southwestagainstnuclear.wordpress.com or on FB OccupyEDF15thFeb

Here are some addresses of EDF facilities:

48-50 High Street Leiston IP16 4EU (sizewell)

West Burton Power Station, Retford DN22 9BL

E D F Energy 19-20 Angel Place Shopping Centre BRIDGWATER TA6 3TQ

E D F Energy 50-52 Cross Keys The Broadway CRAWLEY RH10 1HB

E D F Energy 50-52 Cross Keys The Broadway CRAWLEY RH10 1HB

E D F Energy Nuclear Electric plc Barnett Way Barnwood GLOUCESTER GL4 3RS

E D F Energy 237 Southwark Bridge Road LONDON SE1 6NP

Edf Energy London Eye Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge Road LONDON SE1 7PB

E D F Energy Leisure 135 Footscray Road LONDON SE9 2SY

E D F Energy 90 Whitfield Street LONDON W1T 4EZ

EDF Trading Limited 80 Victoria St SW1E 5JL

E D F Energy 40 Grosvernor Place London, SW1Z 7EN

E D F Energy plc Osprey House Osprey Road Sowton Industrial Estate


E D F Energy 334 Outland Road PLYMOUTH PL3 5TU






3 thoughts on “#Occupy EDF15thFeb

  1. Pascale says:

    EDF, AREVA, BOUYGUES, TOTAL et j’en passe, sont la honte de mon pays. Je vous demande pardon de tout le mal qu’ils voudraient vous faire et je vous implore de croire que la France n’est pas représentative des verrues qui l’enlaidisse. La France, c’est nous, ceux qui ont encore des cœurs, des âmes. Et pas ce ramassis de terroristes qui assujettissent les états. Pourquoi la répression actuelle s’en tient-elle aux migrants de Calais ? Ce sont des gentils, eux, pourtant ! Rien à voir avec les objectifs de génocides sur des milliers de génération d’EDF et de ses alliés.
    EDF présente des comptes négatifs (sorti du CAC40 il y a peu) et AREVA ne vaut pas mieux.
    Pour s’en sortir comptablement, ils ont émis l’idée de créer une société fantôme qui absorberait comptablement tous leurs déficits. Une société annexe qui disparaîtrait après une liquidation judiciaire ubuesque, les laissant blanc de toute impureté.
    Voilà à quoi nous sommes confronté aujourd’hui en France.
    Juste un conseil : ALLEZ BRUIT

    bure is hinkley

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