UK Energy Policy: More bad ideas
December 18, 2015

(This article has been republished from Roar Mag, ROAR is an independent journal of the radical imagination providing grassroots perspectives from the front-lines of the global struggle for real democracy.) Unless it is combined with deeper social change, the UK’s decision to phase out the use of coal-fired power plants will unfortunately remain a meaningless […]

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On 26th November 2015 the Government announced that it would no longer be offering £1 billion in a competition to help commercialize technology for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and storing it. This process is called carbon capture and storage (CCS). This affects two projects, one for gas at Peterhead in Aberdeenshire and […]

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Last weekend activists from Reclaim the Power camped at Didcot gas fired power station, Oxfordshire. On Monday (1st June) an amazing 18 places were targetted. This included Action 1: 9.04am – Npower’s debt collection and pre-payment meter office in Leeds blockaded Keith, one of the protesters from Hebden Bridge, said: “We’re here today to highlight […]

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An overview of coal in the UK
May 30, 2015

Interested in an over view of Coal in the UK? Just been at Reclaim the Power? Download our Coal in the UK fact sheet and Biofuel Watch’s White Rose Factsheet. Follow these links to the films related to the sessions Take Back the Land Scottish Coal Action Camp 2012 Wake up call – Gaia Animation […]

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The US Government has pulled the plug on a flagship carbon capture project on which they had already spent hundreds of millions of dollars. Meanwhile, the UK Government is expected to make an imminent announcement of a grant of up to £1 billion to a similar coal power station ‘carbon capture’ project by a consortium […]

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New report into Carbon Capture and Storage ‘Is Clean Coal an Act of Faith?’ by Anne Harris is a write up of a talk given to The Sheffield Humanist Society 3rd March 2010. A recording the presentation from the opposition, Terry Fox (TUC Clean Coal Task Force), this talk and contributions from the floor are […]