Today, we were sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges to Miller Argent Ltd, after pleading guilty to aggravated trespass by shutting down Ffos-y-fran coal mine for one day. by Andrea Brock, Chris Field, Rick Felgate, Kim Turner and The Canary (8th May 2017) In the early hours of 21st April 2017, under the banner of […]

On the first day since the industrial revolution in which none of the UK’s energy was generated from coal, I was part of shutting down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s biggest opencast coal mine. I decided that we have to take action because governments are not responding to the impact of climate change and air pollution. We […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aberthaw is killing us!
October 11, 2016

This story didn’t make the Ceredigion Herald a couple of weeks ago: ‘Hundreds face early death from Aberthaw pollution’ Up to 400 people die prematurely every year because of pollution from Aberthaw power station. That is one of the findings of a new report from Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace which shows that plumes […]

Welsh Coal Industry Changes
July 9, 2016

This year there have been a number of changes in relation to coal mining and burning in Wales. Power stations Aberthaw, Wales’ biggest coal fired power station has said it will operate on reduced hours from April 2017. The power station is currently central to a legal case being heard by the Court of Justice […]