Gas Conference: BlockGas criticizes criminalization, announces further protests
Vienna, 30.03.2023 - After its successful action week against the European Gas Conference (EGC), the BlockGas alliance criticizes the extreme repression by the police and announces further protests. Since last Saturday, thousands humans with different protest actions...
European Gas Conference: Activists disrupt senior energy executives, global financiers, and international governments at highly securitised ‘Gala Dinner’ to expose the violent human costs of their collusion
On Tuesday evening 28th March, in Vienna, activists disrupted the highly securitised, luxurious European Gas Conference ‘Gala Dinner’ where senior energy executives dined alongside the EU Commission, BlackRock, US Department of Energy, ING Bank, British Embassy, McKinsey Consulting, the International Energy Agency and more. Whilst journalists were denied access, the activists were able to infiltrate and disrupt the event at its secret location, exposing the human costs of a corrupt energy system: neocolonialism, sky-rocketing living costs and climate catastrophe. They repeatedly asked, “at what cost?”.
European Gas Conference: Hundreds of people block refinery near Vienna in protest
Vienna, 28 March 2023 - Since this morning, 300 people have been blocking access roads and tracks of the OMV refinery near Vienna, Austria. The international alliance BlockGas is today protesting directly at the main refinery of Austria's biggest fossil fuel...
European Gas Conference: Hundreds of people disrupt fossil gas lobby conference in Vienna, Austria
International alliance disrupts European Gas Conference // Protesters demand an end to the climate-wrecking, undemocratic and anti-social projects being negotiated behind closed doors Vienna, March 27, 2023 – Today, more than four hundred people protested against the...
Media advisory: Activists from across Europe to protest and disrupt fossil gas conference (March 27-29) in Vienna, Austria
Ahead of the European Gas Conference (EGC) taking place from March 27-29 in Vienna, Austria, civil society coalitions will take to the streets, taking direct action outside the meeting venue. A counter summit lead by social movements, and civil disobedience of an alliance of justice groups from across the continent will put the climate-damaging, undemocratic and anti-social policies being negotiated behind closed doors under scrutiny and pressure decision-makers to support a just transition to locally-owned, renewable energy for all.