New opencast coal mines??
March 14, 2017

While the UK government is currently considering the submissions on its proposal to phase-out coal in electricity generation in 2025, coal mining companies are still trying to ravage the earth to squeeze out more coal within Britain. Current examples of this include: Hargreaves plan to start mining at Field House, County Durham. A new application […]

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 […]

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 […]

No mention of biomass electricity in Amber Rudd speech, despite high carbon emissions (Media Release) Amber Rudd’s announcement [1] that the government aims for a gradual replacement of coal power stations with ones burning gas, without any firm commitment on the timescale has been condemned by environmental groups in the UK and US [2]. Campaigners […]

Today’s announcement by Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change made no meaningful commitment to phase out coal. A full and fast phase out of coal fired power stations is needed in order to reach climate change targets and protect communities at home and abroad from the damages of opencasting and other […]