Ultimatum to RWE

EndeGelände issues an ultimatum to RWE on phasing out coal! RWE has until August 2017 to close its open-cast mines, turn off its power stations and stop coal-based power generation. If this date passes without action we will do it.

At the annual general meeting of RWE EndeGelände issued an ultimatum. If the company does not phase out coal-based power generation, we will take charge of it ourselves. An activist from EndeGelände told the assembled shareholders in no uncertain terms what we think of the business activities of this group.

„Like you all know – and I want to be totally honest – RWE is a crap group. The business model is unjust and not fit for the future. Profits are made at the expense of climate change, at the expense of people’s health, especially in the southern hemisphere, and at the expense of future generations. Therefore you violate human rights. The right of all humans to live a healthy live. The right to live without climate catastrophes. The right to a good life for all, everywhere.

Coal-based power generation has a high price – too high compared to the shoddy profits of RWE. Are you not ashamed to distribute low dividends with such high costs? And it is not local communities who profit but the managers!

Coal-based power generation is unjust. We from EndeGelände are not prepared to accept this unjustice. We fight for a climate of justice. We have made this very clear by blocking mines and power stations with the support of thousands.

Because our actions in the past were not sufficient today we issue an ultimatum. Decide today to stop coal-based power-generation and close the open-cast mines and power stations! If you let this deadline pass we will take into our own hands!


News

Failure of the government requires civil disobedience ++ Blockades planned in the Lusatian coal district

26. September 2019 Following the publication of the federal government's „climate package“, the action alliance Ende Gelände announces a mass action of civil disobedience in the Lusatian coal mining area. Thousands of people will block coal infrastructure with their bodies on the weekend of 29 November to 1 December 2019. Ende Gelände thus protests against the total failure of the Federal Government in climate policy. The alliance demands an immediate exit from coal and a fundamental system change. Continue reading ...

Who shut shit down? We shut shit down!

12. July 2019 The action weekend of Ende Gelände (EG) from June 19th until 24th, 2019 was a weekend of superlatives. For 45 hours, the coal supply to the Neurath power station was blocked. 2,000 activists occupied the open pit mine of Garzweiler. 5,000 to 6,000 people brought the struggle for climate justice to the places of destruction – the Rhenish coal mining district – in a massive act of civil disobedience. Continue reading ...

Let’s go

21. June 2019 Today around 4,000 climate activists will start from the Ende Gelände protest camp in Viersen to block the coal fields in Rhineland. Continue reading ...