At the Regulatory Planning Committee meeting on the 17th March 2017 members voted unanimously to accept the Planning Officers report and it’s recommendation to refuse Planning permission for the opencast coal mine at Hilltop, Derbyshire. There was also a vote on the Head of Planning’s recommendation for a full public inquiry for the appeal to […]

New opencast coal mines??
March 14, 2017

While the UK government is currently considering the submissions on its proposal to phase-out coal in electricity generation in 2025, coal mining companies are still trying to ravage the earth to squeeze out more coal within Britain. Current examples of this include: Hargreaves plan to start mining at Field House, County Durham. A new application […]

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Open Letter to RWE Aberthaw
February 28, 2017

In response to a letter published in several newspapers local to Aberthaw coal fired power station, we have written RWE an open letter. You can read the original letter here. 28th February 2017 Dear RWE, Thank you for your response to our concerns around the health impacts of Aberthaw power station. We share with you […]

On the final day of the government coal phase-out consultation, we gathered with friends and allies from Friends of the Earth, London Mining Network, Biofuelwatch, Fossil Free UCL and more, in a creative demonstration to say ‘Ditch Coal Now!’ Just days earlier, the government announced further massive handouts to keep coal-fired power stations burning. The […]

What happened on Aberthaw beach
January 30, 2017

On Saturday (January 28th) Aberthaw power station stopped vehicle movements on their only access road to the power station. 145 people came to a demonstration on the beach in front of the power station. It was organised by Reclaim the Power, United Valleys Action Group, Bristol Rising Tide and Coal Action Network. People gathered to […]

Aberthaw demo pictures
January 28, 2017

145 from across South Wales Machnlleth London and Bristol came to Aberthaw today to demand that the power station is promptly shut. Here are the first four of the brilliant pictures of the day  

Tomorrow – End Coal. Green Jobs Now
January 27, 2017

Tomorrow outside Aberthaw power station, Reclaim the Power, Bristol Rising Tide and United Valley’s Action Group will be with the Coal Action Network to demand “Shut Aberthaw: Green jobs now!” From 1pm Saturday 28th January at Aberthaw Power Station, Leys beach car park, Limpert Bay, West Aberthaw, CF62 4ZW 100 protesters are expected to march […]

RWE npower demonstration
January 27, 2017

Activists from Reclaim the Power descended on RWE npower’s Swindon offices on Monday 23rd January, as part of an on-going campaign by Reclaim the Power, Coal Action Network and Bristol Rising Tide, against Aberthaw power station. Banners reading, “RWE kills,” “End Coal Now,” “Aberhaw is choking us” and “Close Aberthaw” perfectly articulated why we were […]

Join Coal Action Network, Friends of the Earth and London Mining Network for a creative demonstration to demand an end to coal in the UK now. When February 8th 2017 12 noon – demonstration 10am-6pm public sculpture-making (drop-in) Where  Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW Delaying the end of […]