Citizens Demand Energy Revolution in Glasgow and Brussels

As European Heads of State are meeting today in Brussels to debate the 2030 climate and energy goals, people are forming human windmills to show support for a green energy revolution.

Friends of the Earth Scotland’s campaigner Anne Schiffer said: “Those who favour an energy system that benefits people, instead of fossil fuel giants that don’t care about us or the climate, need to send a clear message to EU leaders.

“In solidarity with citizens mobilising in Brussels today, we have released the People’s Windmill Glasgow film which was created on behalf of the Scottish Community Energy Coalition.” [insert link]

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Notes to Editors

1. The People’s Windmill: Glasgow event was organised by Friends of the Earth Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Community Energy Coalition.

2. Video available on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKmJuDgyU4Y 

3. Publication-quality photos available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/friendsoftheearthscotland

4. The Scottish Community Energy Coalition is part of the wider UK Community Energy Coalition and includes Client Earth, Community Energy Scotland, Energy4All, Energy Action Scotland, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Local Energy Scotland, SCENE and Sharenergy.

5. The Community Power project is co-funded by Intelligent Energy Europe, the Scottish Government & the People’s Postcode Lottery. Disclaimer: The sole responsibility for the content of this press release and any associated materials lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union, the Scottish Government or the People’s Postcode Lottery. The EACI, the European Commission, the Scottish Government and the People’s Postcode Lottery are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.  

6. Friends of the Earth Scotland is

* Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation

* An independent Scottish charity with a network of thousands of supporters and active local groups across Scotland

* Part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, uniting over 2 million supporters, 77 national member groups, and some 5,000 local activist groups.