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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drax is the world’s biggest biomass power station, the UK’s biggest coal fired power station, and the UK’s biggest single emitter of green house gasses. Now Drax is even getting involved in gas! Demos on the day of the AGM At Drax’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) we will be protesting outside of The Royal York […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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