May confirms UK coal phase-out
September 18, 2017

Today (18th September 2017) Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will stop using coal for electricity generation by 2025. In a speech delivered in Canada she said, “[W]e have confirmed our joint commitment to supporting the global transition away from a reliance on coal as an energy source. Once again, the UK […]

Actions against Aberthaw
August 3, 2017

Aberthaw power station has been the dirtiest UK power station, killing 400 people a year with its toxic fumes. Coal Action Network, Bristol Rising Tide, Reclaim the Power and United Valley’s Action Group began a series of actions to close Aberthaw power station in December 2016. This follows work with communities living close to Welsh […]

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You, familiar… a video poem
April 26, 2017

Artists: Isobel Tarr & Scarlet Hall / Photographers: Natasha Quarmby & Ron F / Words: Scarlet Hall / Production © 2017 We’ll never know who they are Neither will the politicians and energy company executives whose actions cut their lives short. We only know that there are approximately 2,900 of them. Those who lose their […]

Activists stop work at SE Asia’s biggest coal plant Mar 30, 2017 Jonny Bairstow  From Energy Live News Environmental protestors today stopped construction for 13 hours at Southeast Asia’s biggest planned coal plant. The activists, from green groups Greenpeace Indonesia, WALHI and Jatam, are demanding the Indonesian Government cancels the 2,000MW Batang coal power plant project and that […]

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 […]