Members of the Tegengas collective have occupied the Groen en Ecolo headquarters in the Van Orleystraat in Brussels since 10 am on Monday morning. A day after the big climate march, the activists demand that action be taken to the word and they are particularly opposed to the subsidy mechanism for gas-fired power stations.
Deactivists occupied the climate entrance hall of the Groen en Ecolo branch with about thirty people. Both inside and on the facade, banners were hung with inscriptions condemning new mega-projects such as gas-fired power stations.
The parties Groen and Ecolo took part in the climate march on Sunday, and Tegengas now wants to see that commitment in practice. They want Ecolo Climate Minister Zakia Khattabi and Green Energy Minister Tinne van der Straeten to cancel the subsidy auction for gas-fired power plants, which will be available on October 15.
Argue enough no more
“Joining the climate march, opting for a 100 percent sustainable future, without fossil fuels, without nuclear energy and without other pointless megaprojects such as the expansion of the airport of Liège, the plastic factory of Ineos, the Boucle du Hainaut (Elia high-voltage connection between Avelgem and Courcelles , ed.) of building up the Josaphat site”, struggle against Tegengas.
Arguing enough, according to Tegengas, no more. With this guerrilla action they start a series of protests. “We oppose a policy of infinite economic growth on a finite planet. The climate disaster is in full swing and today people are already in the most precarious situation in Belgium and the rest of the world. The time of weak compromises and lobbying is over,” they say.