Drax Plc who operate the biggest biomass power station in the world which is also one of the biggest coal power stations in the UK. It receives a shocking £1.5 million a day in ‘renewable energy’ subsidies paid via a surcharge on electricity bills. On the day of Drax’s AGM (13/04/17) scores of campaigners across […]

By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator Last month, I represented LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign on a delegation organised by US organisation Witness for Peace to La Guajira in northern Colombia. We went to visit communities and workers affected by the massive opencast Cerrejón coal mine, owned by London-listed companies Anglo American,  BHP […]

Open letter to the President of Cerrejón Coal and the Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore (Co-ordinated by the London Mining Network) 7 June 2016 Roberto Junguito, President, Cerrejón Coal Sir John Parker, Chairman, Anglo American Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, Anglo American Jac Nasser, Chairman, BHP Billiton Andrew Mackenzie, […]

This week saw the AGM of Drax – the UK’s biggest coal fired power station and the biggest biomass power station in the UK and HSBC who fund mining in Colombia and Russia. Protesters from Biofuelwatch were joined by campaigners from Coal Action Network, London Mining Network and others to highlight the human and environmental […]