The MP for North West Leicestershire will bring a private members bill to Westminster Parliament which will see a statutory half kilometre buffer zone between open cast mines and peoples homes. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has thrown his weight behind the Minorca Opencast Protest Group’s campaign to stop UK Coal from extracting 1.5 million tonnes […]


On the 12th March a new site was set up near Telford, Shropshire, opposing one of UK Coal’s latest mines. The 900,000 tonnes of coal due to be excavated will have devastating effects on one of the most valuable areas of ancient woodland in the borough. The 230 acre site due to be excavated eats […]


On 26th April freight trains filled with coal dug from the Ffos-y-Fran open cast coal mine were stopped in their tracks by a determined group of campaigners. Here’s their action report: A group of individuals who met through the Rising Tide network and were inspired to take direct action against the route causes of climate […]

How many websites does eon have?
December 21, 2008

Now eon may be unpopular. But this is starting to get ridiculous. If we look just at websites specifically targeting eon and KIngsnorth coal plant then we have: No New Coal–A website dedicated to Kingsnorth and full of a broad range of content from the likes of James Hansen to Stop Climate Chaos and the […]

The Caravan is Back
December 18, 2008

For the Camp for Climate Action a climate caravan was sent into action brining fun and education with it. Now, modified for broader appeal it is back as the Coal Caravan. Details on the last meeting about this can be found here: meeting16dec08. The fabulous climate caravan lives on.  This time we will be the […]


At 6am on the 15th of December thirty campaigners from Coal Action Scotland together with local residents peacefully blockaded the entrance to the Scottish Coal-operated Ravenstruther coal rail terminal in South Lanarkshire. Scotland’s CO2 emissions are increasing significantly. Because of the burning of coal it will be impossible for Scotland to meet its 80% target […]

EON Face Off begins with 72Hrs of Action
December 15, 2008

Coal is a big part of British history and but with our new understanding of climate change we know it cant play a role in our future. Not only does coal power make achiving the govornments climate change goals an impossiblity, it also badly undermines the UK’s credebility at international negotiations.

November 13, 2008

National wave of student protest forces energy giant to abandon recruitment tour. Anti-coal protests at graduate careers fairs around the UK have forced E.ON to cancel the remainder of its recruitment tour. The energy company, which is planning to build a new coal power station at Kingsnorth, Kent [1], has seen at least seventeen of […]

48 Hours of Action Against E.ON & New Coal
October 30, 2008

FRIDAY 28TH AND SATURDAY 29TH OF NOVEMBER 2008 The UK Government is calling for an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, we are calling for 48 hours of action against E.ON and new coal NOW. It’s easy enough to set a target that’s 42 years away, but we don’t stand a rapidly melting snowball’s […]