Aberthaw power station’s entrance road was blockaded on Monday 12th December. Activists from Reclaim the Power took the action to highlight the impacts Aberthaw, and all other coal power stations, have on climate change and air pollution. Around 15 people blocked the only entrance with two tripods, tall metal structures which cannot be moved easily […]

RWE – Land or Coal?
December 6, 2016

Brilliant new comic about coal mining and energy in Germany. RWE who own Aberthaw in South Wales also own three enormous opencast mines in the Rhineland. At present activists are fighting for every tree in the Hambacher forest as RWE tries to clear the whole area by March 2017. Hambacher Forest activists have a frequently […]

The British government has recently released its consultation document which proposes the phasing out of the last 8 coal fired power stations in 2025.The Coal Action Network are among the organisations campaigning for a faster, legally binding phase out. One of the reasons why 2025 is too slow is because of the impacts of coal […]

Let’s stop the diversion of the Arroyo Bruno in La Guajira Colombia. Please sign the petition from local people click here. Hi, my name is Samuel Arregoces. I am a community leader in La Guajira. Today I am asking Colombians and people from all over the world to demand that the Colombian President, Juan Manuel […]

UK Coal Phase Out
November 21, 2016

In November 2015 Amber Rudd, when she was secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, said, “I am pleased to announce that we will be launching a consultation in the spring on when to close all unabated coal-fired power stations. Our consultation will set out proposals to close coal by 2025 – and restrict […]

Ferneybeds opencast plan scrapped
November 21, 2016

Banks mining company has announced that it wont mine 752,000 tonnes of coal from Ferneybeds, in Northumberland. The news is welcomed by local campaigners, who are pleased that they wont be subject to dust coming from the mine, increased HGVs on local roads, noise, light pollution and loss of habitat. The application to mine at […]

#Axedrax demo at power station
October 27, 2016

On October 22 people from across the country gathered at Drax power station to protest against its continual use of coal to produce electricity and its unsustainable burning of wood. Drax was the site of the world’s first climate camp ten years ago, and we wanted to commemorate its impact on local and global climate […]

This week campaign group Stop Cauldhall Opencast has welcomed the news that coal company Hargreaves has withdrawn its application for a ten million tonne opencast mine at Cauldhall Moor near Rosewell. The application was approved in 2013, although work has never started. Stop Cauldhall Opencast has called on Midlothian Council to change the way they […]